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Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Palaeolithic archaeologist, writer

Rebecca Wragg Sykes is a Palaeolithic archaeologist and heritage consultant, specialising in Neanderthals. Her first book Kindred: 300,000 Years of Neanderthal Life and Afterlife is due for publication in 2019. She lives in Wales.

Written by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Essay/
Evolution
The Neanderthal renaissance

Handprints on a cave wall, crumbs from a meal: the new science of Neanderthals radically recasts the meaning of humanity

Rebecca Wragg Sykes