Dr. Alberg is a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Uppsala, where he has found a passion for paleoanthropology.
For this interview, I bring him on the show to talk about something that many anthropologists fill find controversial, but I wouldn’t say I like playing where it’s safe. I like to explore and learn new things, so in this episode, we will do just that and talk about something that most anthropologists will shun, and for a good reason.
Today we will be talking about the 5.7 million-year-old footprints on the island of Crete in Greece that some believe belong to the first, if not an early, biped on its way into or out of Africa.
If true, we will have a whole new understanding of bipedalism.
Be sure to catch our other episode, where we talk to Dr. McNutt and her work on the Laetoli fossils, which we discussed quite a bit in a previous episode, and her mentor Dr. Jeremy DeSilva in an earlier episode, where we talk about the origins of upright walking.
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Contact Dr. Alberg for the fossil information here: Per.Ahlberg@ebc.uu.se