Episode Six: Granny Glutton

A sculpture of Homo floresiensis at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Join Lindsay as she talks about one of the earliest women discovered, “Flo,” the mysterious “Hobbit” of the Homo floresiensis.
Featuring an interview with evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk.


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5 thoughts on “Episode Six: Granny Glutton

  • August 19, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I have never heard this story and you told it in such a compelling way. I know this podcast is new, but I already have extremely high expectations. You keep continuing to raise the bar Lindsay. Nicely done!

  • August 19, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    What you are doing with this series is phenomenonal. Dr. Falk was an especially valuable addition. Thank you

  • September 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I love the podcast. This was my first one. I’ve been research Ebugogo for a folklore project. I will say though I believe “Nage” is pronounced “naɡʲɛ”.

    Keep up the good work!

  • September 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Did you read about the paleolithic oatmeal? It seems in some places, the grindstones of the Gravettian culture also ground oats.
    Much more tasty than nasty rye. This leads me to note that the use of intentional fire to alter the landscape can lead to the necessity of migration.
    On the other hand, in many instances, native americans used fire to manage the landscape in a long term manner.
    California Indians used fire ecology to maintain themselves and this acted as a selective pressure on the flora.
    Anthropogenic fires have shaped the evolution of many plants, including their seeds. It would be fun to have a Homo erectus cookbook.
    The savanna hypothesis that interests me is the effect of early hominin on the savanna.

  • September 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This is my favorite episode yet. Well done!


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