The Story of Us!

Here shall be the home to our newly branded series, “The Story of Us” where we share the stories of people working in and around the field of Anthropology and STEM Education!

We hope to share a wide range of experience and knowledge here.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in an interview please have them email me at worldofpaleoanthropology@gmail.com with an appropriate subject and we will get together and see what we can do.

Please, alot has come together to provide these insider previews, appreciate them for what they are and may you learn something you did not know before!

Seth

Project Director

Episodes:

  1. Meeting Dr. Lee Berger!

Today’s guest, is Prof. Dr. Lee Berger, famous for his discoveries of Au. sediba and H. naledi. 

A leader in the world of open access education, Lee is pushing the boundaries with his discoveries and the way he educates the world about them.

Please excuse any audio quality issues. You can find a companion explaining what is said here.

If you or someone you know would liked to be interviewed, either live or on paper contact us today and let us know!

2. Rising Star, Underground Astronauts and the Hunters!

In this interview we meet up with members of the famous Underground Astronauts team, Lindsay Hunter and her Husband Rick Hunter, a caver whom we shall discuss later, and we talk about Homo naledi, the cave system in which they were found and oh just so much more!

3. KINDRED: Lets talk Neanderthals!

Join us as we interview Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of the upcoming book “KINDRED”, we dive deep into Neanderthal life and culture and even discuss how similar Jean Auel’s books are to real life!

4. Dr. Lee Berger A Chat!

Join Seth as he chats with his favorite anthropologist, the very humble and well known Lee Berger!

5. Genetics, Homo Naledi, and Neanderthals with John Hawks!

Join Seth and Professor John Hawks as they discuss the challenges that anthropologists face in the modern-day world, and how they can change and face them.

6. Homo Naledi and Sediba come Home!-A chat with Keneiloe Molopyane

Join us on this very special chat with Keneiloe Molopyane curator of the Maropeng Meusam in South Africa, and member of the original Rising Star caving team, Keneiloe is an experienced archaeologist and anthropologist.

7. Biology, Anthropology and Open Access with John Mead!

Today on the show we interview special guest John Mead, a middle school biology teacher who has been very involved in the scene of science and anthropology in education for decades.

8. Interview with Zandile, what’s it like working with fossils?

Join us as we meet up with South African Paleoanthropologist Zandile Ndaba and talk about her work in the field, including her work with Lee Berger, Malapa, Rising Star, and now the new 105 site.

9. Chat with Professor James Cole

Join us in our latest interview with anthropologist James Cole, and explore his work involving early hominind culture and evolution, ranging from canabalism to ritual burial.

10. Dr. Fuentes, a wonderful chat about Human Origins!

Join us today as we interview and have a chat with the wonderful Dr. Fuentes, go back in time with us as we explore the beginnings of humanity, all the way up to today and the way we view “race” and species.

11. Drimolen and Stephanie Baker!

Joins us as we meet with Stephanie Baker, the person in charge of the Drimolen site and its very awesome recent discoveries!

12. First Steps with Jeremy DeSilva!

Today we join special guest Prof. Jeremy DeSilva, author of “First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human”, and man behind “A Most Interesting Problem: What Darwin’s Descent of Man Got Right and Wrong about Human Evolution”, a prolific author and all around great guy, join us as we chat with him!

13. Race, Sex, and Gender: It’s Time We had a Talk

There is a consistent and persistent misunderstanding of many things in todays day and age. And that’s ok because there are a lot of things going on in this big, wide and wonderful world of ours.

14. Chris Stringer and World of Paleoanthropology!

Hello fellow enthusiasts, students, professors, and more! Join us today for an amazing talk on Neanderthals and so much more! Listen to one of the world’s leading experts on Neanderthals for the past 40 years!

15. Human Compassion with Roberto Sáez!!!

Join us today as we have a great conversation with Roberto Sáez, a prolific paleoanthropologist from Madrid, Spain.

16. Dr. Marina Elliott and Seth have a Chat About Homo naledi and Rising Star!

Join us on this episode of World of Paleoanthropology to hear the amazing tale and story of Dr. Marina Elliott, and her amazing story and involvement with the 2013 Rising Star Expedition which led to the discussion and naming of a new Hominid species, H. naledi!

17. Dragon Man with Chris Stringer and Seth Chagi!

Today, Seth and Chris Stringer, friend of the show, discuss something that is very new on the Paleoanthropological scene that you may have heard of recently!

18. Archaeology with Prof. Andrew Kinkella. My former Archaeology 101 Professor!

Today I was joined by one of my former professors, my Archaeology 101 teacher in fact, who is partially responsible for my love, passion, and dedication to this field.

19. A Discussion on Hominins with Prof. Jeff Mckee!

Join Seth in the World of Paleoanthropology as he gets a notoriously famous Paleoanthropologist on the show.

20. Neanderthals, The World Before Us, Seth and Prof.Tom Higham

Hello and Welcome to the World of Paleoanthropology! Today we have a wonderful, and very exciting guest ( I mean don’t we always?) with an amazing new book out! “The World Before Us”.

21. Lucy (A.afarensis) Cranial Morphology-What was her skull like?

***UPDATE*** There have been complete skulls found!

22. Becca Peixotto! An interview with an Underground Astronauts!

This time on the show we have another awesome guest, Becca Peixotto! One of the original Underground Astronauts called into service by Dr, Lee Berger in 2013, she has had a wild ride ever since!

23.Dr. Lee Berger-Child from the Darkness

Provided by Wits University Media for education and promotion of this work. I do not own any of the rights to this video.

24. A (very) Short History of Life on Earth, an Interview with Dr. Henry Gee!

Join Dr. Henry Gee and myself as we discuss his upcoming book! We have a great time, and invite you to join us!

25. Harbin Skull With Chris Stringer!!!

I do not own the rights to this video, and am just sharing it in good faith in the hope of spreading science communication and education!

26. Hominin Cranial Reconstruction!

Join us on this episode as we chat with Ryan and Gabriel about a new method of Hominin reconstruction based on new methods and techniques that they are developing! This is an awesome episode! Don’t miss it!

27. Meeting Homo habilis!

Join us on our second morphology comparison video, where we meet H.habilis, the first in the Homo lineage, a very fascinating species that led the way to you and I directly. Small, and ape-like, habilis is truly a creature to behold. Learn all about the specimen KNM-ER 1813 today!

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