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One Million Years BC to The Last Hunter - Prehistories 21

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Take a few archaeologists who think they're film buffs and what have you got? A prehistoric film special! From fur bikinis to inter-species rape, we look at the best that we could find of a very small film genre with a sometimes critical and sometimes fond eye.

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The First Drawing and Stone Age Boy - Prehistories 16

Two children's picturebooks are the subject of episode 16 of Prehi/stories. Picturebooks may be the first contact children have with prehistory, so we're looking at how two of the best, The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura, represent the remote past. In this episode my guests are Ghislaine Howard, a painter of powerful and expressive means whose works chart and interpret shared human experience. Her drawing Pregnant Self Portrait 1987 was part of the British Museum's exhibition Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind in 2013. I also talk to Andrew Needham, Associate Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Post-Doctoral researcher on the Templeton funded 'Hidden Depths: The Ancestry of our Most Human Emotions' project at the University of York.

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A short film, Ice Age Art: The Female Gaze, featuring Ghislaine Howard can be found at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hv2ssmB_MU

Ghislaine Howard: The Human Touch, Paintings Drawings and Prints 1980-2016, published by Manchester School of Art in association with Martin Heaps on March 16th 2017. For further information contact raffi@collectart.co.uk or visit www.ghislainehoward.com

Some of the following may be behind a paywall, but some are open access.
Women and Children in art
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10816-015-9265-8
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/div-classtitleevidence-for-cave-marking-by-palaeolithic-childrendiv/091A61EF12E5E703412D3CE9A49568DA
http://www.jstor.org/stable/43184971?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ojoa.12052/abstract

Pal Art beyond Europe
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313000757
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027737911630508X
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v514/n7521/full/nature13422.html
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248409000207
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6053/219

Early Pal domestication of the dog
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879981716301127
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440311003499

Neanderthal art
http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-made-some-of-europe-s-oldest-art-1.15805
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/37/13301.full
http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/1023.full

Contact:


@kimbiddulph @schprehistory
Andrew Needham @andyneedhamarch
https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/research/research-students/needham/
http://york.academia.edu/AndyNeedham
Ghislaine Howard @ghislainehoward @ghislainehowar4
http://ghislainehoward.com/

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The Scarith of Scornello w/ Ingrid Rowland - ArchyFantasies 67

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The Interitors - Prehistories 15

Matthew Pope of UCL and Beccy Scott of the British Museum shed light on the extraordinary tale of the Neanderthal Lok and his extended family written by William Golding. Given the topic of Golding's more famous work, Lord of the Flies, it's not surprising that things get a bit vicious in this book too when some other kind of humans turn up. But were our ancestors really that vile?

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The Gathering Night - Prehis/Stories Ep4

I go back to the Mesolithic in earnest in this episode and talk to Caroline Wickham-Jones and Spencer Carter about a wonderful tale that is part prehistorical fiction, part family saga, part whodunnit, the Gathering Night by Margaret Elphinstone. We also talk about the relative impact of natural disasters in prehistory.

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Contact

Kim Biddulph: @kimbiddulph and @schprehistory

Music provided by Nigel Shaw. The track is "Yew" from Dartmoor Roundhouse by Seventh Wave Music at http://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk/.

Kim Biddulph Director, Schools Prehistory, www.schoolsprehistory.co.uk

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Author Francis Pryor - CRMArch Ep69

On today's show we interview British archaeologist and author, Francis Pryor. Francis is best known for his archaeological work in Britain and his discovery of Flag Fen. He was also a frequent participant in the long-running Time Team series in Britain. Francis talks to us about his upcoming, crowd-sourced, archaeological fiction book and the crowd-funding process that his publisher, Unbound, uses in general.

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Serra @archyfantasies; Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarch; Ashley @morton_ashleym; Russell @Mjstrwy and @DiachronicD; Chris @Archeowebby, @DIGTECHLLC, and @ArchPodNet

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Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver - Prehistories Ep 2

My guests are Matt Ritchie, Forestry Commission Scotland's archaeologist, Donald Henson, studying for a PhD in Public Perceptions of the Mesolithic at York University, and James Dilley of Ancient Craft and about to embark on a PhD as well. matt quickly disabuses me of the notion that Wolf Brother is set in the Scottish Mesolithic (which is the only reason I had him on in the first place) and then we chat about the wondrous period of hunter-gatherers, wildwoods, and magic in the forest.

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Book Details

  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver, published in 2005 by Orion Books.
  • Mezolith by Ben Haggarty, published in 2010 by Random House.

Guest Contact Details

  • Donald Henson: dh625@york.ac.uk
  • James Dilley: Twitter - @ancientcraftUK
  • Matthew Ritchie: matthew.ritchie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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Author Jordan Jacobs - CRMArch Podcast Ep 56

Today we interview archaeology fiction author Jordan Jacobs. We talk about the archaeology and motivation behind his first two Samantha Sutton books and a little about the third and final book in the series, due out later this year. If you ever thought you'd write a about archaeology, take a listen. There is some great advice in this podcast, and, the books are worth a read.

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Serra @archyfantasies; Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarch; Ashley @morton_ashleym; Russell @Mjstrwy and @DiachronicD; Chris @Archeowebby, @DIGTECHLLC, and @ArchPodNet

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in the field!!

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