Origins of Genus Homo

Event Date (Pacific Time): 
Friday, Feb 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Chairs:

Steven Churchill, Duke University
Philip Rightmire, Harvard University

Summary
Despite discoveries of remarkable new fossils in recent years, the evolutionary events surrounding the origins of genus Homo are incompletely understood. This CARTA symposium explores evidence bearing on the emergence of our genus, focusing on possible antecedents to Homo, changes in diet and body form as Australopithecus evolved toward Homo, ancient species within the genus, and evolutionary processes likely operating 2.5 - 1.5 million years ago.

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