4 Field Colloquium: The Origin of Homo. What Are We Looking For?


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  • Speaker: Bernard Wood
  • Host Department: Anthropology
  • Date: 09/30/2013
  • Time: 4:00 PM

  • Location: 411 West Hall

  • Description:

    This talk will consider the problems of identifying the origins of any genus and the particular challenges involved in identifying the origins of the genus Homo. It will consider the criteria for recognizing a genus that we should apply to the fossil record, and review ways of improving the chances that shared morphology can be confidently assumed to be evidence of shared recent evolutionary history.