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Check this page for a running list of the great books, references, and resources that we mention on the podcast!


Eating Soup Without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World

By Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Featured in Bonus Episode: Interview With Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Summary: “Driven by a powerful narrative of his own first year of fieldwork, an experienced anthropologist provides real-world lessons on how to adapt anthropological theory and method to the field.”

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SEASON 2: Childhood

What Teeth Reveal About Human Evolution

By Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg

Featured in S2E1b: Conversation with Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg and Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing

Summary: “Over millions of years in the fossil record, hominin teeth preserve a high-fidelity record of their own growth, development, wear, chemistry and pathology. They yield insights into human evolution that are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve through other sources of fossil or archaeological data. Integrating dental findings with current debates and issues in palaeoanthropology, this book shows how fossil hominin teeth shed light on the origins and evolution of our dietary diversity, extended childhoods, long lifespans, and other fundamental features of human biology. It assesses methods to interpret different lines of dental evidence, providing a critical, practical approach that will appeal to students and researchers in biological anthropology and related fields such as dental science, oral biology, evolutionary biology, and palaeontology.”

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