Podcast Episode 37 l Ancient Humans and Ancient Stars

Neanderthal carvings and the age of the very first stars

Collage of carvings on deer bones by Neanderthals from 51,000 years ago and image showing the formation and evolution of the first stars and galaxies in a virtual universe similar to our own. Posted by 360 on History
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We are talking about two things today, one from thousands of years ago and the other millions of years. First we talk about ancient carvings made by Neanderthals, and then about the age of the oldest stars in the Universe.

Studies: Leder, D., Hermann, R., Hüls, M. et al. A 51,000-year-old engraved bone reveals Neanderthals’ capacity for symbolic behaviour. Nat Ecol Evol (2021) and N Laporte, R A Meyer, R S Ellis, B E Robertson, J Chisholm, G W Roberts-Borsani, Probing cosmic dawn: Ages and star formation histories of candidate z ≥ 9 galaxies, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 505, Issue 3, August 2021, Pages 3336–3346

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