Pop science & outreach

Videos and podcasts

You're the Expert podcast - guest on episode of comedy-science radio program on WBUR NPR Boston

Neanderthal Class Videos - short videos about our extinct evolutionary cousins, produced by my Harvard class "HEB 1200 Neanderthals & Other Extinct Humans"

Harvard Horizons talk - 5 minute public lecture on "Identifying encounters between Neanderthals and modern humans through reliable radiocarbon dates"

Harvard Horizons talk

Microarchaeology at Ashkelon - see my in-field laboratory at the archaeology dig at Tel Ashkelon

Ashkelon lab



Discover - The Lemur and the Lioness

Discover - A Matter of Life and Death

Discover - Lots o' Motza!

Discover - Stuck On You

Discover - Getting Naked

The Conversation - Plague was around for millennia before epidemics took hold

Since September 2018 I've been writing a (nearly) weekly online series, covering fundamental topics & classic tales from Anthropology for Discover:

Other Stories:

Discover - Everything Worth Knowing - Stress

Discover - Everything Worth Knowing - Monkeys

Discover - Are the Oldest Fossils Real - Or Just Rocks?

Discover - The World is Our Niche

Discover - To Sleep, Perchance to Evolve

Discover - Ancient DNA Starts Answering Archaeology's Big Questions

Discover - Drove Uncovers Ancient Irish Henge

Discover - Ancient Ice Reveals Insights into Roman Empire

Discover - Hopeful Monsters: What Defines a Species

Discover - Everything Worth Knowing - Neanderthals

Discover - Something Stirs: What Will Happen as Permafrost Thaws

Discover - The Great Aztec Temple

Discover - A Brush with a Feathered Foe

Discover - Stone Cold Science (how archaeologists study stone tools)

Discover - Unraveling a Secret (Inka khipu)

Discover online Bronze Age Teens Ate Dogs to Become Men

Discover - Everything Worth Knowing about Ancient DNA

Discover online - Untangling the Ancient Inca Code of Strings

The Conversation - DNA dating: How molecular clocks are refining human evolution's timeline

The Guardian Science blog network - Why we're closer than ever to a timeline for human evolution

During summer of 2016 I was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow, writing for Discover Magazine. My clips: