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Discovering Us: Great Discoveries in Human Origins

June 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Evan Hadingham
Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Free with registration

Dan Lieberman, Harvard human evolutionary biologist and Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor for PBS’s NOVA series explore some of the most exciting and groundbreaking surprises revealed by human origins research.

Over the past fifty years, researchers have made extraordinary discoveries that help us to understand who we are, where we came from, and what makes us human. This program brings our shared history to life and tells the stories behind some of the most important human origins discoveries ever made. These amazing stories of key fossil discoveries, insights gleaned from the study of our nearest living relatives, and more are highlights from Evan Hadingham’s latest book Discovering Us: Fifty Great Discoveries in Human Origins.

Evan Hadingham is the Senior Science Editor of the PBS NOVA series produced at WGBH, Boston. He has an MA in prehistory and archaeology from the University of Sheffield. His popular books on archaeology include Circles and Standing StonesSecrets of the Ice AgeEarly Man and the Cosmos, and Lines to the Mountain Gods. His feature articles have appeared in National GeographicSmithsonianThe AtlanticDiscover, and elsewhere. At NOVA, he is responsible for the editorial accuracy of the science content in the award-winning series.

Discovering Us: Fifty Great Discoveries in Human Origins presents stories of the most exciting and groundbreaking surprises revealed by this wide-ranging new science in fifty lively and up-to-the-minute essays. Prepared in consultation with leading experts, and written by Evan Hadingham, Discovering Us features stunning photographs, some taken at the actual moment that groundbreaking discoveries were made. The book presents a highly accessible account of the latest scientific insights into the ultimate question of humanity’s origins.

Copies of Discovering Us are available for purchase online or can be found at your local bookstore.

This event is held in collaboration with Smithsonian Enterprises.

Generously sponsored by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Camilla and George Smith, and the Joan and Arnold Travis Education Fund.

Free Registration required