East Bay Science Cafe: An Ethiopian Diorama: A Glimpse of Humanity’s Dawn – 02.03.10

by Eric on February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010
7:00 pmto8:00 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.”

East Bay Science Cafe is held at 7pm at Cafe Valparaiso in the La Pena Cultural Center3105 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley.

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