If you have questions you’d like John to address, put them in the comments and do my best to get to them!

John Hawks is one of the nation’s leading palaeoanthropologists, and has lately been working with ancient DNA, recent and earlier Human Evolution, and an interesting project that is a sort of casting call for extinct humans and their relatives.

Most of you know John from his famous Internet site called “John Hawks Weblog: Paleoanthropology, Genetics and Evolution.” John is an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which is one of the better known and respected for this sort of research.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that there are many interesting and exciting things going on in human origins research these days, and on Sunday Morning, on Atheist Talk Radio, John and I will cover as many of them as we can. Were the Clovis people Solutreans? How many hominids were there in recent prehistory? And, what do both ancient and modern DNA studies tell us about the Neanderthal side of the human family?

Listen to AM 950 KTNF on Sunday at 9 a.m. Central to hear Atheists Talk, produced by Minnesota Atheists. Stream live online. Call in to the studio: 952-946-6205, or send an e-mail to radio@mnatheists.org during the live show.

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One thought on “John Hawks on Atheist Talk Radio Sunday

  1. Who was the first person to think we might be able to extract DNA from a fossil? What is the oldest fossil from which DNA has been extracted? What special considerations do you need to take when recovering a fossil you want to use for DNA extraction? How many lbs of fossilized bone do you like to see as a minimum, to successfully extract accurate DNA information?
    thanks! 🙂

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