Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Ann Gibbons on the origins of the human race, and what the latest archaeological discoveries are revealing about our very long history


Host Len Beyea interviews Ann Gibbons, award-winning author and journalist, about the origins of the human species.

Ann Gibbons is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and the author of The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors, which was a finalist for the LA Times best science and technology book.  She also has taught science writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and written about human evolution for National Geographic, SLATE, Smithsonian magazine and other publications, including an invited chapter for A Most Interesting Problem: What Darwin’s Descent of Man Got Right and Wrong About Human Evolution. She has been awarded the 2019 American Geophysical Union’s Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Communication Award for best magazine/newspaper article; the 2014 Society of American Archaeology Gene S. Stuart Award; the National Academy of Sciences 2013 Communication Awards for best magazine/newspaper article; and the American Anthropological Association (AAA) recognized her work in 2012 with the Anthropology in Media Award, for a decade’s worth of stories on human origins and evolution.