They are perhaps the most mysterious of all hominids – the Denisovans. Stumbled upon just over a decade ago, this group has given up its DNA but not all of its bones.
LAURA SHACKELFORD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Anatomy Director for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens, as a background to understanding recent human diversity. Laura has a geographic focus in Southeast Asia, and since 2008 has co-directed ongoing field research in northern Laos. This culminated in the discovery of a tooth belonging to a young Denisovan girl.
MARK from Evolution Soup talks Denisovans, Ghost Populations and Virtual Archaeology with Laura.
#denisovans #evolution #paleoanthropology
01:21 Laura’s background
07:03 Discovery in Laos
19:16 Ghost populations
23:12 Virtual archaeology
31:40 Future projects
34:31 Photo memories of Laos
34:53 The art of Ettore Mazza
LINKS FOR LAURA SHACKELFORD
Carle Illinois College of Medicine https://medicine.illinois.edu/
Virtual Archaeology: The Efficacy of Virtual Reality for Social Science Education https://bit.ly/3M608Ja
David Huang: https://education.illinois.edu/facult…