RHLSTP | Richard Herring

Brenna Hassett

9 December 2022

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Growing Up Human

Richard talks to archaeologist and tooth specialist about her fascinating and funny book about the evolution of childhood and why the human one goes on so very long. Plus penis spikes, testicles as peacock tails, pizza rats, how the trauma of birth can be seen in our teeth, sexism in academia (and elsewhere) how forceps were kept secret, how the placenta isn't human and did the people in the past love their kids? The book is terrific.

Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growing-Up-Human-Evolution-Childhood/dp/B0B5F99CBB/