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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lyn Wadley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lyn Wadley, often where they are interviewed.

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DR LYN WADLEY

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Mansfield in the Morning is, quite simply, the best way to wake up.

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Join the team of Sam Cowen, Simon Hill, John Walland and award – winning producer, Will Scott, every week day from 6 – 9 am as they put the fun back into morning radio again.
Aug 21 2020 · 4mins
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#266 Lyn Wadley: Archaeology, And The Evolution of Human Cognition

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Dr. Lyn Wadley is jointly Honorary Professor of Archaeology in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and the Evolutionary Studies Institute, at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She directs a Wits-recognized programme called ACACIA (Ancient Cognition and Culture in Africa). Her specialty is the African Stone Age: Middle Stone Age (which lasted from approximately 300,000 to 25,000 years ago) and Later Stone Age (the last 25,000 years). She began her career researching social and ecological issues during the past 25,000 years of the Later Stone Age in southern Africa. Data for her interpretations were obtained from sites in Namibia and South Africa. Dr. Wadley’s current research is dedicated to the cognition of people who lived in the Middle Stone Age.

In this episode, we talk about how we can learn more about the evolution of human cognition through Archaeology. We discuss how we can make inferences about human cognitive abilities from artifacts, and also their limitations. We got through specific abilities, like imagination, planning, analogical reasoning, multitasking, and symbolism, and how a big part of them have a social ingredient. We address the question of what is a modern human. We also talk about the interplay between technology and cognition. Dr. Wadley tells us what she learned by studying the production of compound adhesives. Finally, we address topics like the respect we should have for the cognitive capacity of people who lived in traditional societies; the potential impact of modern culture in the evolution of our cognition; and our shared human nature.

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Dec 09 2019 · 44mins
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CARTA presents Anthropogeny: The Perspective from Africa - Lyn Wadley Sarah Wurz Judith Sealy

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This CARTA symposium focuses on the contributions of scientists and scholars of anthropogeny who live and work in Africa. In this episode: Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand, The Origin and Development of Fire Technology in Africa; Sarah Wurz, University of the Witwatersrand, Klasies River as a 120,000-Year-Old Archive of Human Behavior in South Africa; Judith Sealy, University of Cape Town, Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities – Evidence from Stable Isotopes.
Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 34981]
Aug 16 2019 · 52mins
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CARTA presents Anthropogeny: The Perspective from Africa - Lyn Wadley Sarah Wurz Judith Sealy

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This CARTA symposium focuses on the contributions of scientists and scholars of anthropogeny who live and work in Africa. In this episode: Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand, The Origin and Development of Fire Technology in Africa; Sarah Wurz, University of the Witwatersrand, Klasies River as a 120,000-Year-Old Archive of Human Behavior in South Africa; Judith Sealy, University of Cape Town, Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities – Evidence from Stable Isotopes.
Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 34981]
Aug 16 2019 · 52mins
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CARTA presents Anthropogeny: The Perspective from Africa - Lyn Wadley Sarah Wurz Judith Sealy

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This CARTA symposium focuses on the contributions of scientists and scholars of anthropogeny who live and work in Africa. In this episode: Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand, The Origin and Development of Fire Technology in Africa; Sarah Wurz, University of the Witwatersrand, Klasies River as a 120,000-Year-Old Archive of Human Behavior in South Africa; Judith Sealy, University of Cape Town, Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities – Evidence from Stable Isotopes.
Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 34981]
Aug 16 2019 · 52mins