This week Chris and Cara chat with the “guru of dental microwear”, Dr. Peter Ungar. Dr. Ungar is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. His research focuses on the use of teeth to reconstruct the diets of extinct species, especially hominins. In this interview, Dr. Ungar discusses the important contributions of dental microwear analyses to paleoanthropology, as well as his work to advance microwear analysis technology to better understand the impact of environmental change on past life, with implications for current climate change.

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