(1) Dr. Chloe Duckworth, aka “ArchaeoDuck,” addresses some key questions: Why do we study stuff?  What's the point in “material culture studies,” when we have texts to guide us?  Can things really have power over us and “tell” us what to do?  (2) Follow an outstanding scientific adventure examining traces of the first prehistoric people of the Congo Basin.  An archaeological expedition finds a rare and elusive site in heart of Gabon and uses high technology to date stone tools hundreds of thousands of years old.

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ArchaeoDuck (YouTube)

Archaeologists Have Uncovered Ancient Tools in Gabon That May Rewrite Our Understanding of Humankind’s History in Central Africa (Artnet News)

Dr. Chloe Duckworth (Newcastle University)

Elarmekora (Magneto)

The Oldest Evidence of Human Presence in the Congo Basin Finally Dated (UNESCO)