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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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August 03rd 2016:Crypto-Science: Does Bigfoot Walk Among Us?

When asked to be a judge on 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty Dr. Todd Disotell said yes. Cryptozoology—the search for animals that may not exist, such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster—isn’t one of his key research interests, but TV appearances enable him to talk about science in front of a huge audience. Working on the show also forced him to create new methods. Because the Bigfoot show was filmed at remote campsites, Disotell had to develop a portable DNA lab and figure out the best way to quickly analyze a high volume of samples. “It led to a technique we had never done before called envi

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Dr. Todd Disotell

Dr. Todd Disotell is an Anthropology professor at New York University where he studies primate and human evolution. He is also a Molecular Primatologist who uses DNA to study the evolution of Homo sapiens and other primates. He received a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Disotell has also been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and several foundations. He also teaches, writes about, and lectures on human variation, race, health and disease. For over 20 years he has specialized in generating and testing hypotheses about primate origins and their relationship. While the ma
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