An Introduction

If you’ve read my About section, this will be old news, but welcome to my blog! As the title may suggest, I will mostly be posting little articles and thoughts on Palaeolithic archaeology and related issues, as this is what I am currently studying. My main interest in this period is looking at Neanderthal behaviour and cognition (to be fair, almost anything about Neanderthals will gain my attention) and at how early modern humans spread across the world. I’m also very interested in the evolution of language and music, and the controversy surrounding some terminology used in archaeology (‘modern’ vs ‘primitive’, ‘complexity’ etc.).

The reason I decided to start a blog is due to one of my classes, actually, as an issue that kept coming up was that the public does not find archaeological information accessible. I obviously don’t think I’m going to change that with one blog, but I do hope archaeological research will become aimed at a wider audience in the future. In a world becoming rapidly more intertwined with technology, social media and blogs are a great way to do so.

If you have any questions, comments or are concerned about anything I write, just let me know! I hope you enjoy your wander through the Neanderthal niche 😛

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