I am paleoanthropologist/stand-up comedian Ella Al-Shamahi, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Neanderthals - Meet Your Ancestors’ with Andy Serkis. Let’s talk about early humans!
Hello Reddit! My name’s Ella Al-Shamahi (proof here), comic, documentary presenter, and National Geographic Explorer. At 8pm GMT+1 you can see me on BBC2 with Gollum himself, but right now you’re seeing me here, hi.
I’m into neanderthals, so if you’d like to talk about them (or my hobby of running dig sites in unstable hostile territories), let’s do that!
I’ll try and answer all of them, but if I don’t address your question please accept my paleoanthr-apologies.
Edit: Thanks for today! Bit hungry and tired now. I hope the answers make you more curious about neanderthals, and hopefully (if you're in the UK) will make you tune in tonight on BBC2 at 8pm. It'll air on PBS in the US at a later date. If you like, shameless plug, follow me at @littlemsfossil. Cheers!