Dan Lieberman and Evan Hadingham discuss the thrilling stories behind some of the most important human origins discoveries ever made.
December 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This event is free and open to the public. This talk is presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program traveling exhibit, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
Professor Henry Gilbert was born in San Francisco and grew up on a farm in Northern California. As an undergraduate he studied evolutionary psychology at the UCSB and undertook a paleontological survey of Turkey with Garnis Curtis, Clark Howell, and Tim White. Dr. Gilbert started fieldwork in the Middle Awash in 1994, and he has been returning to Ethiopia every year since. Dr. Gilbert discovered the Daka Homo erectus cranium in 1997 and finished editing its monograph in 2008. Dr. Gilbert is an associate professor of anthropology at CSU East Bay, a researcher at Cal, and currently directs the Kesem Kebena Project in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia.