The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 8 - Conservation Paleontology

May 7, 2017

This episode topic comes from a fan request! We’re discussing how lessons from our planet’s prehistoric record can guide our efforts to preserve modern ecosystems: this is the field of conservation paleontology.

In the news: sword-tailed sea scorpions, finding ancient DNA without fossils, climate change during the end-Pleistocene extinction, and (maybe) the oldest humans in North America!

Time markers:
Intro & Announcements: 00:00:00
News: 00:04:30
Main discussion: 00:31:00

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