First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us HumanWebcasts & Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
Jeremy "Jerry" DeSilva is paleoanthropologist and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. His studies of early human fossil foot bones have contributed to our understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage.
Why are humans the only mammal that habitually walks on its two legs? How did this happen? Join us as DeSilva explains how new fossil evidence is revealing that the evolution of upright walking was much more complicated—and fascinating—than we ever could have imagined.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics series.
(Image Credit: Eduardo Saiz)
Free. Registration is requested.
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