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Dr. Angela Lieverse interviewed by Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio

March 4, 2015

Dr. Angela Lieverse was once again interviewed by Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio! This time, they talked to her about her paper, written with Vladimir Bazaliiskii, about the earliest record of human twins found in a Neolithic grave from the Cis-Baikal region.

Listen to Dr. Angela Lieverse's radio interview here: http://tinyurl.com/muu8kog

An excerpt from the article on CBC's Quirks and Quarks website below:

The Earliest Record of Human Twins: A skeleton exhumed from a Neolithic hunter-gatherer cemetery in Siberia in 1997 was, at first, thought to be one of the oldest archaeologically documented examples of death during childbirth.

But when Dr. Angela Lieverse, a bio-archaeologist from the University of Saskatchewan, examined the 7,700-year-old remains, she found something else - the presence of an additional set of bones of two full-term babies.

The position of the bones suggest that one baby was breech and in the process of being born. The woman - possibly in her early 20's - died along with both babies during childbirth and likely unaware she was carrying twins. This find is the earliest confirmed set of human twins on record.

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Lieverse and Mr. Vladimir Bazaliiskii on all the press coverage and interest in this paper!

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