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Archaeologists Hannah Morris and Becca Peixotto tell the story of their efforts to uncover remains of a new species of human relatives that are over 200,000 years old in South Africa’s Rising Star Cave. Discover what it takes to get down and dirty with science and history.
Episode filmed live at the 2014 World Science Festival in New York CIty. The full Cool Jobs program from that year can be viewed online.
Hannah Morris is an archaeologist studying how humans and plants interacted in the past. She is founder of the paleoethnobotanical consulting company, Chena Consulting Services, and is working on a long-term project with the American Museum of Natural History on St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia.Read More
Becca Peixotto is an archaeologist and Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. Her areas of specialization and interest are historic landscapes, material culture, ideas of wilderness and public engagement with the past.Read More