Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Paleo knighthood

I'm not sure why so many people e-mailed me links to this story, but this is definitely pretty cool.

Professor Paul Mellars, the Professor of Prehistory and Human Evolution at the Department of Archaeology, received a knighthood for his services to scholarship. He described receiving the honour as a “total surprise”.

Professor Mellars is an expert on the evolution and behaviour of early humans, and has published a wide variety of research papers and books on aspects of early human society. His recent research focuses on how Neanderthal populations were gradually replaced by modern homo sapiens...

I can only hope they knighted him using a strangulated blade!

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