Another exciting development in the history of our closest cousins, this post talks about the incredible hunting prowess of the Neandertals, and what that means for understanding their cognitive capabilities.
The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
I have to start this post with a sincere apology for the radio silence over the last few months. If you've kept up with social media, you know that we ran into a big snare with our immigration status in Germany and chose to head back rather than allow our savings to dry up completely … Continue reading The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
Settling in, I think.
At a bit of a jumping off point, this post gets into the more official and professional direction of Pedal Powered Anthropology now that we’ve started to set up our base here in Germany.
Das Alte Rathaus
Our first visit to the inside of the Alte Rathaus turned out to be much more impressive and comprehensive than I could've anticipated. I don't know what my expectations were, but they were definitely exceeded.
Leipzig’s Many Castles, part 1: Schloss Schönfeld.
In this post we meet the first of 20 Saxon castles, and the first of many here in Germany
The World’s Oldest Instruments Are Probably Older Than You Think.
A short discussion of the Geißenklösterle flutes, and just how amazing they are.
The Grandparents of My Cousin
In this very basic write up, we meet Homo heidelbergensis, the top competitor for our shared ancestor with the Neanderthals.
International Darwin Day, 2022
With a huge undertaking of a year behind me, I've come up for air to let you know what's going on, and what to expect.
One Day at Dachau
I cannot think of anything more representative of the absolute worst that humans are capable of than the words on this gate. Arbeit Macht Frei--Work Makes You Free.
How long did these gates stand before the words on them took on the meaning they now have? I can't imagine stepping off of a train, not quite knowing what was in store but fearing the worst, and seeing this phrase.
An Evening with Eva Kor
I had heard of Eva Kor a few years earlier in her documentary entitled, "Forgiving Dr. Mengele," which, if you're aware of who Dr. Mengele was, is a pretty audacious title. Dr. Mengele was the infamous Nazi doctor of Auschwitz concentration/death camp during the Holocaust. His name rose to prominence because of the grotesque experiments he would perform on the prisoners at the camp. His favorite subject was twins. He is also known as the Angel of Death.