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Vaughn Scribner – Merpeople

May 3, 2021

You can see them on ancient Assyrian tablets. You may spot one carved on a medieval church. They decorated maps of the oceans during the Age of Exploration. You could even spot one on a can of tuna! They are merpeople, mermaids, and mermen who have captured the imaginations of many cultures since ancient times. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with VAUGHN SCRIBNER, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Arkansas about his new book: MERPEOPLE: A HUMAN HISTORY.