Cara and Chris chat with Dr. Marc Kissel, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. Dr. Kissel is broadly interested in the processes by which we became human, and he uses methods grounded in paleoanthropology, genetics, and semiotics to address this question. In this interview he discusses is work on human warfare, including his recent book (written with Nam Kim) titled “Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past”. He also shares some ideas for best practices to engage students of all backgrounds and help them succeed.

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