Orangutan birth

Yes, I promised part two of “Sleep is overrated” and I hope to get to it later today, but first, I have to share this video of an Orangutan giving birth in captivity. It is fantastic to watch how she is catching her baby, cleaning and nursing it – a glimpse into our own deep prehistory?

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About Katharina

Katharina is a prehistoric archaeologist working at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her main research interests include the archaeology of the human body, gender, identity and personhood as expressed through funerary practices and art. She specialises in the Bronze and Iron Ages of Europe. As a mother of two young boys, she gathered some practical experience in addition to her theoretical interest in motherhood.
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