Conversations with: Professor Bernard Wood

I am delighted to introduce today’s guest, Professor Bernard Wood, a comparative anatomist and palaeoanthropologist at George Washington University (GWU). Bernard originally trained in medicine at the University of London before moving into full time research and teaching. He also previously worked at the University of Liverpool and was appointed Dean of the Medical SchoolContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Bernard Wood”

Conversations with: Dr Stephen Rucina

This week, I am delighted to introduce Dr Stephen Rucina, a senior research scientist at the National Museums of Kenya! Stephen specialises in palynology and East African palaeoecology, leading the Palaeobotany and Palynology Section at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi. He completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, examining Late Quaternary palaeoenvironments ofContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Stephen Rucina”

Conversations with: Dr Isabelle Winder

I am very pleased to introduce this week’s guest, Dr Isabelle Winder, who is an evolutionary anthropologist! Her research covers a wide range of topics, from primatology, comparative anatomy, primate responses to climate change and, of course, human evolution! Isabelle currently holds a lectureship in Zoology at Bangor University where she teaches a number ofContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Isabelle Winder”

Conversations with: Professor Felix Riede

Today’s guest is Professor Felix Riede, a climate change archaeologist at Aarhus University! Felix’s research concerns the shifting interactions between humans and the environment, exploring how environmental changes, especially extreme events like volcano eruptions, have impacted past human societies as well as how humans have impacted the environment. He also promotes environmental ethical engagement andContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Felix Riede”

Conversations with: Dr Emma Pomeroy

This week, I am very happy to introduce Dr Emma Pomeroy, a biological anthropologist and osteoarchaeologist! I first met Emma last year during my MPhil at the University of Cambridge, where she currently holds a lectureship in Department of Archaeology in the Evolution of Health, Diet and Disease. Her research considers how both past andContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Emma Pomeroy”

Conversations with: Professor Shanti Pappu

I am very pleased to introduce this week’s guest, Professor Shanti Pappu, the founder and director of the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting research in archaeology and developing educational programmes for children and teachers of Indian heritage. She is a former Professor or Prehistory at the Deccan College PostgraduateContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Shanti Pappu”

Conversations with: Professor Eske Willerslev

Today’s guest is Professor Eske Willerslev, a world-renowned evolutionary geneticist, director of the University of Copenhagen’s┬áCentre of Excellence GeoGenetics and holder of the Prince Philip Chair in Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge! His research spans a number of topics within evolutionary genetics, such as ancient DNA, environmentalContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Eske Willerslev”

Conversations with: Professor Eleanor Scerri

Today, I am very pleased to introduce Professor Eleanor Scerri, an archaeological scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena! Eleanor is Lise Meitner Professor in Archaeology and leader of the Pan-African Evolution research group, where she directs a suite of multidisciplinary projects and fieldwork programmes based in Africa andContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Eleanor Scerri”

Conversations with: Dr Enrico Crema

This week, my guest feature is Dr Enrico Crema, a computational evolutionary archaeologist from the University of Cambridge! Enrico’s research covers a number of topics within archaeology, such as cultural evolution, Japanese prehistory and prehistoric demography. At the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge, he teaches the computational analyses of long-term human cultural and biological dynamics,Continue reading “Conversations with: Dr Enrico Crema”

Conversations with: Professor Fiona Jordan

This week, I am very happy to introduce Professor Fiona Jordan, an evolutionary and linguistic anthropologist from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol! Fiona’s research primarily seeks to understand the evolution of cultural diversity using data, methods and theory from a variety of disciplines, such as biology, psychology, anthropology, andContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Fiona Jordan”