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In this episode I talk with Emma Pomeroy about her work as a palaeoanthropologist and the current excavation project at Shanidar Cave. We also discuss some of Dr. Pomeroy’s research interests and some of her other projects.
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Some useful terminology and links
an archaeological site located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The site was first excavated by Ralph Solecki in the 1950s. It is most well known for the Neanderthal burials found here.
Shanidar Cave (Wikipedia)
an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans who lived in Eurasia until about 40,000 years
In the news
Newly discovered Neanderthal remains from Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan, and their attribution to Shanidar 5
(Journal of Human Evolution)
New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘flower burial’ at Shanidar Cave
The Skeletons of Shanidar Cave
Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
History of our evolution in a new light
About Emma Pomeroy
Dr. Pomeroy is a lecturer in the evolution of health, diet and disease at the Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University where she combines human bioarchaeology with human biology and palaeoanthropology. Since 2016 she has been the paleoanthropologist at the current excavations at Shanidar Cave.