Imagine growing up in the Ice Age

Finding fossils from the Ice Age is difficult; finding fossils of children in the Ice Age is next to impossible. April Nowell, Paleolithic archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria in Canada, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the efforts to uncover the mysteries of childhood in the Ice Age, what raising children meant for evolution and society, and how archeologists attempt to find traces of the past. Her article in Aeon is “Children of the Ice Age.”

This episode originally aired Feb. 27, 2023.