Mar 19, 2021 • 1HR 20M

Tom Booth: Cheddar Man and Beyond

Ancient DNA and archaeology in Britain

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Razib Khan
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Tom Booth is an English archaeologist who has had great timing in his career, as he’s been riding the massive wave of ancient DNA findings out of Britain over the past decade.

First, we discussed “Cheddar Man”, a 10,000-year-old hunter-gatherer who was recently sequenced, and whose results resulted in massive cultural controversy in England. Tom …

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