Evolution and Spread of the Most Cooperative and Invasive Species: Us

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118, San Francisco, CA

Scientists have identified several milestones in the evolution of the way humans find and consume food: increased meat portions, diet diversity, and the transition to food production. These changes have had far-reaching impacts on biological, behavioral, and cultural evolution.

$12 – $15

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118, San Francisco, CA

What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and what effect have we had, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other’s geography, even existence? Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are.

$15

The Origins of the Genus Homo

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118, San Francisco, CA

In this talk, paleoanthropologist Dr. Bernard Wood will survey the history of attempts to find fossils of 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.

$15

Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes – CANCELED

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118, San Francisco, CA

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.