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Other Writing

Rebecca has been writing for diverse audiences for over a decade, from opinion pieces and articles to reviews

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Latest pieces include articles on the Nobel Prize award for palaeogenomics for The Guardian; Neanderthals and SETI for Broadcast magazine; book review for The New York Times; How accurate is The Dig?  for The Times, and Sheanderthal for Aeon.


Some previous writing can be found at The GuardianTime, AeonHistory Revealed, BBC Science Focus and Scientific American. ​

Rebecca has also written and edited for education providers such as  Dorling Kindersley as well as publishing a personal blog until 2020 The Rocks Remain. Go to Academic Publications.

See below for full list of writing.


The Guardian Opinion on Neanderthals and the Nobel Prize

Broadcast Magazine Close Encounters in the Fourth Dimension


The New York Times [Review] What Made Our Species Unique: Walking

The Times How accurate is The Dig? 

Aeon Sheanderthal 

BBC History Extra The Neanderthal In The Mirror

Anthropology News Ten Things Archaeology Can Tell Us About Neanderthals

Current Archaeology The Outermost West: Neanderthals in Britain.


Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. Bloomsbury Sigma

Time  Much of What We Thought About Neanderthals Was Wrong. Here's Why That Matters.

BBC Science Focus Did Neanderthals Have a Society?

Big Issue Why We Were Wrong About The Neanderthals


The Neanderthal Renaissance AEON magazine, March 2019

Opinion piece for Guardian on Mary Anning and upcoming Ammonite film


Ancient Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid unearthed in Siberian cave BBC Focus magazine, September Issue 326

Rethinking the Neanderthals BBC Focus magazine, July Issue 324


Trowelblazers: Raising our trowels to pioneering women archaeologists, Current Archaeology magazine, February Issue 324


Prehistory consultant for Dorling Kindersley Big History, History Year by Year, History Map by Map.


Why archaeology needs to come out of the cave and into the digital age Guardian Science Blogs, December 

Trowelblazers: women have been digging geosciences longer than you think Guardian Science Blogs, November 


Who invented clothes? A Palaeolithic archaeologist answers Guardian Science Blogs


Time is Not Made to Flow in Vain: Eternity and Apocalypse in Assynt and Mars  and  Re-igniting the Fire: Challenge and Chance in Science Career Trajectories  Guest Blogger at Scientific American


Personal blog, The Rocks Remain

Day of Archaeology, various posts 2011-2017

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