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Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know?
Ancient Astronomy, Modern Knowledge (Podcast)
Date: August 20, 2008
An interview with Isabel Hawkins, Co-director/Research Astronomer, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory; Co-director, NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum.

When astronomer Isabel Hawkins began exploring the astronomical work of Native Americans, their knowledge broadened her view of the night sky. She's since discovered several scientists incorporating the work of native people, both modern and ancient, into their current-day research. Isabel describes how she sees science as a cultural construct, the value of learning from personal experience, and that evidence comes in many forms.
In these videos, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology present evidence from a variety of scientific disciplines that helps us understand human origins.

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