|February 3, 2010|
|7:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
This month at the East Bay Science Cafe, the topic is early man. Henry Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley will speaking about recent anthropological discoveries in Ethiopia:
The human fossil record has grown exponentially since the discovery of the first Neanderthal. We now have a continuous record of the last 6 million years, replete with many exceptional sites that offer well preserved hominins, prehistoric habitats, and stone tool troves.
One million years ago a population of Homo erectus lived in a riverine drainage basin in what is now a remote part of Ethiopia. This presentation will provide a detailed introduction to the fossils and stone tools found in this region, and provide a look at paleoanthropology history and the broader human fossil record.
Just for fun, ask him a question about “hominids.”