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RotM: Interview with Dr. Steven Churchill

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Prof. Steven E. Churchill In continuation of our newly introduced, Researcher of the Month (RotM) series, we spoke to Professor Steven Churchill , professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University .  Prof. Churchill specializes in human paleontology and his research interests include studying archaic and modern humans of the Middle and Late Pleistocene era.  In his recently published paper in Current Anthropology , Prof. Churchill and his team discuss the 'feminization' of human skull and origins of the life that we live today.  Here's Prof. Churchill, telling us more about his findings.  CTS: For the benefit of our readers, please tell us about the fresh perspective that your recent findings have provided on the origins of Behavioral modernity?         SC : Humans are remarkably socially tolerant compared to most other animals.  We often gather with strangers in large numbers without violence (something that would not happen with chimpa