Webinar: How Humans Survive in Extreme Environments
This Zoom webinar with Cara Ocobock aired November 18, 2021, as part of the "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series. Watch a recording in the player above.
Mount Everest, the Sahara Desert, and the Arctic Circle — these are just some of the extremes humans experience. But how have humans evolved to live in such a broad range of environments? In this video, Cara Ocobock, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Human Energetics Laboratory at University of Notre Dame, explores how humans have biologically, culturally, and technologically overcome these extremes in order to survive and thrive in some of the globe’s most inhospitable environments.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
- Video: How Humans Thrive in Extreme Environments with anthropological geneticist Christina Balentine
- Website: Human Origins - What Does It Mean to Be Human?