Fossils and genes indicate that modern humans (Homo sapiens) arose in Africa between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago, when they abruptly spread to Eurasia. They then quickly replaced or swamped the Neanderthals and other non-modern Eurasians. Technological innovations that enhanced hunting and gathering provide the most economic explanation for modern human success. Genetic change that enhanced cognitive and communicative potential likely underlay the technological innovations.
Join us for an evening with Dr. Richard Klein as we delve deeper into the history and origins of our species. A public reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. Please register here to confirm your attendance at this exciting event!
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