About the blog
“EvoAnth” is a shortening of the subject name “Evolutionary Anthropology” which is the study of humans and their evolution. It’s a broad subject that studies our technology, behaviour, beliefs and any other aspect of humanity which has been influenced by our evolutionary heritage. Which is pretty much everything.
This blog is an attempt to spread the knowledge evolutionary anthropology has gained to as many people as possible. After all, everyone evolved.
Mistaken Mondays – Posts about people being wrong about human evolution
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Articles on news stories or key evoanth topics. Basically me being serious.
Wondering Wednesdays – I answer reader questions. Submit yours here
Friday Factoid – Short posts on fun little news stories or facts from evoanth. By fun I mean “posts sprinkled with lame jokes”
Simian Sundays – A post about something ape/monkey related. After all, we did in fact evolve from filthy monkey-men
I am a PhD student at the University of Liverpool studying human evolution. In addition to my studies, I volunteer at a local museum and for open days for younger school students visiting the university.
What motivated me to start this blog wasn’t something that, on the surface, was connected with human evolution. I was giving a presentation to a group of school students about my university. They were apparently interested in biological sciences and so, appropriately, the presentation was given by university students studying biology. And little ol’ me from the archaeology department, and yet I was asked the most questions. These students were asking me about the origin of art and the development of technology. People are clearly interested in where they came from, yet there are too few sources providing this information.
Accordingly, I resolved to start this blog and to do my best to share information on the evolution of human culture, including art and technologies. And hopefully this blog will serve as a bit of an outlet for me so my long-suffering friends won’t have to listen to yet another “fun fact” about how we evolved.