Author Archives: Charles t. g. Clarke

Charles t. g. Clarke

About Charles t. g. Clarke

Charles T. G. Clarke was born and raised in the county of Longford, in the Republic of Ireland. He pursued academia, studying a B.Sc. in Applied Archaeology, Institute of Technology Sligo, in the west of Ireland. He is now currently completing a M.Sc. in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology at UCL.

The Jurassic Squirrel – Megaconus mammaliaformis

The picture you conjure up when you hear Middle Jurassic, is one dominated by Dinosaurs, particularly the Tyrannosaurus rex. This is a considerable misconception, since the “Tyrant Lizard King” lived at the end of the Cretaceous about 100 million years later than the Middle Jurassic.


The Archaeology of Morphine – Michael Jackson’s Darkest Hours

Morphine is one of the most famous drugs in the world and has brought to an end, the lives of some of the most famous people on the planet. Morphine abuse is news nearly every day of the year throughout the world. Written by Charles T. G. Clarke


Paranthropus – Our “near human” Cousin

Most palaeoanthropologists consider the robust australopithecines to be an offshoot of the gracile australopithecines and most are in agreement that the former deserve a separate genus – Paranthropus. This is currently up for debate because we now realise that there could be more to hominin evolution on the African continent than the fossil record is leading us to believe.


A Fossil Fox With A Difference

The palaeoanthropological community got excited with the discovery of new hominin fossils at the site of Malapa, in South Africa, over two years ago.

Petralona skull covered by stalagmite

The Greek Crisis: Palaeoanthropology and Archaeology

Greece has been in the grip of a financial crisis for the last few years now and Greek heritage sites are hit the worst. There is however, an unseen, less well known crisis and it involves Greek palaeoanthropology – the study of hominin evolution. It is not so much a crisis as a metaphorical drought of artefacts and fossil evidence, which remains the best way to understand human evolution in Greece.

Fossil cranium of SK Swartkrans number 48 Wiki Commons

New Paranthropus Fossils Revealed

A South African cave has revealed 14 new fossils for palaeoanthropological analysis which are discussed by Pickering et al (2012) published in the Journal of Human Evolution.