About

My human evolution blog site. (Also see my sister blog dedicated to travels around France, Quel Maillon Qui Manque ?)

It sounds simple, but it’s taken me long enough to get here. From nearly studying Chemistry and French at university in 2010, to graduating in Biology and Earth Science in June 2013.

This is a blog about primates, the trail(s) leading to humanity and humans (separate things – [I know, right!?]) and the main players in guiding this journey.
I’ll try to post weekly updates to coincide with #fossilfriday.

It really started in July 2012 when I volunteered at the treasure trove which is the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent, creating a public-friendly interpretation of the scientific research carried out on its natural history collection. A passion for public communication of knowledge was born.
In summer 2013 I volunteered at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff leading family learning activities to get young children (and their parents/grandparents/associated adults) interested in science and archaeology.

Thanks to an Archaeology module which found its way into my degree, and a fascinating book, I studied MSc Human Evolution at Hull York Medical School (HYMS website; Wikipedia) based at the University of York. A golden opportunity, you might say, to combine my enthusiasm for anatomy, evolution, the scientific method and public information.

Travel with me (quite literally, here) and we’ll learn about the evolution of man together. Who could ask for more?

– James.

p.s. You can also follow me on Twitter! (Link is just to the right, below the giant picture of my face). Also check out my archive while you’re there, and see who else is blogging interesting sciencey titbits).

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