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May 2018
$15

Atapuerca: Crossroads of Human Evolution in Europe

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

In this talk María Martinón-Torres will discuss her work tracing the origins of our closest extinct relatives, the Neanderthals. She will also share how fossils of Homo antecessor, an early human species, found at Atapuerca have shifted our understanding of the ancestry of the first Europeans.

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Free

The Origins of the Genus Homo

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Center of the Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street
Chicago, 60605 United States

In this talk Dr. Bernard Wood will survey the history of attempts to find the earliest members of the genus Homo, including very recent and controversial additions. He will review the complications that arise from defining the genus and discuss how half-a-century of paleontological research has taught him what to look for within the hominin fossil record when searching for the origins of our genus Homo.

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June 2018
Free

Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

How can studying what orangutans eat help us better understand the obesity epidemic in humans? Dr. Erin Vogel shares her research on wild orangutans in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, illuminating how their diet, behavior, and metabolism can provide insights into the human condition.

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