How Do Paleoanthropologists Identify New Species?Webcasts & Online
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
The identification of new species is of major importance in studies of human evolution. But how do paleoanthropologists actually identify new fossil human species?
Sheela Athreya, a biological anthropologist at Texas A&M University, will share how she is combining her research on Middle Pleistocene human fossils, Asian paleoanthropology, and decolonization of science to disrupt the conventional species concept.
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 and will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
11:30 a.m. Washington, DC; 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles; 12:30 a.m. Tokyo; 4:30 p.m. London
Image: Sheela Athreya studying fossils at the Wakankar Museum in Ujjain, India (Courtesy of Sheela Athreya)
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