Lunch Break Science #13 | Catherine Markham

Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #13 | Catherine Markham Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Catherine Markham and learn about social competition in primate groups and her science outreach program Shutterbug Science.

Archaeologists unearth skull of an ‘unlucky’ 5,000-year-old man who underwent failed brain surgery with stone ‘scalpel’ (DailyMail 10/22/10)

A Bronze Age man in his 20s who died after brain surgery has been discovered His skull was found in Crimea and archaeologists believe he was operated on It was found by the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Neanderthals may have sailed Europe’s seas 120,000 years ago and lived on a Danish island separated from the continent’s mainland by 30 miles of water, ancient tools suggest (Daily Mail 10/21/20)

Danish researchers have examined a small part of Ejby Klint on island of Zealand 120,000-year-old flint stones there may have been fashioned by Neanderthals  Human origin in Denmark has been called ‘one of the greatest riddles in history’

Inka llama offerings from Tambo Viejo, Acari Valley, Peru (Antiquity 20/21/20)

Llamas were the preferred sacrificial animals of the Inka Empire, their ritual value second only to that of human beings. Recent archaeological excavations at the Inka settlement of Tambo Viejo in the Acari Valley on the Peruvian south coast have revealed a number of ritually sacrificed llamas in a unique context.

Lunch Break Science # 12 | Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis

Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 12 | Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis Meet Leakey Foundation grantees Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis and learn about leadership and decision making in primate societies.