HOT Topic: Homo floresiensis: The “Hobbits” of Human EvolutionWebcasts & Online
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
Almost 20 years ago, the discovery of a human skeleton with a chimp-sized brain and short stature (~1 meter) in a cave on a remote Indonesian island shocked scientists and the general public alike from around the world. Dr. Matt Tocheri, the Canada Research Chair in Human Origins at Lakehead University and a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program, will share his knowledge and answer your questions about Homo floresiensis, the enigmatic "hobbits' of human evolution.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Free; registration is requested.
Online; Internet connection required