Episode Five: Taung Child, The Red Lady of Paviland, and Other Early Humans

Join Lindsay as she discusses some of the earliest known “women.” Featuring an interview about Paleolithic art with Dr. Nancy Ross.

 

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3 thoughts on “Episode Five: Taung Child, The Red Lady of Paviland, and Other Early Humans

  • August 9, 2015 at 3:45 am
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    This was amazing . I’ve been listening all day. Thank you. Thank you.

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  • August 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm
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    Hate to be this person, but this is a big nitpick. The Red Lady was male. He was identified in the field as male, but because he was buried with large amounts of jewelry and other ornimantes, and because the story of a Roman prostitute appealed to William Buckland (who was a creationist, and couldn’t comprehend of bones as old as the Red Lady’s), he was dubbed “The Red Lady”, and the name was never changed.

    Of course, we have no reason to believe that he was cisgender.
    http://www.archaeologyuk.org/ba/ba61/feat3.shtml (and lots of other sources)

    Anyway, overall, great work on the podcast.

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