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Instant Genius Podcast: The Neanderthals, with Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Published: 21st June, 2021 at 04:00
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Archaeologist Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes joins us on these episodes of our new podcasts Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

In this episode of our new podcast Instant Genius, we're joined by archaeologist Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of the book Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art.


In each episode of this weekly show, you’ll hear a world-leading scientist or expert deliver a bite-sized masterclass on one of the most fascinating ideas in science and technology today.

Rebecca tells us all about Neanderthals, and reveals how they continue to shape our view about deep human history.

And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Rebecca on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Rebecca tells us about Kindred, and reveals why Neanderthals’ reputation changed from grunting cavemen to sensitive and intelligent humans.

Let us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Alice Lipscombe-SouthwellManaging editor, BBC Science Focus

Alice is the managing editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine. She has a BSc in zoology with marine zoology. Her interests include natural history, wildlife, the outdoors, health and fitness.


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