The Latest Genetic and Archaeological Evidence for the Peopling of the AmericasWebcasts & Online
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:30am – 12:30pm EST
How—and when—did people first come to the American continents? Jennifer Raff, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kansas University, joins our HOT Topic program to examine the latest genetic and archaeological evidence that provides a clearer picture of America’s first peoples. She will piece together a story told by fragments of DNA recovered from a tooth in Siberia, by a small broken knife found deep below the surface of a muddy pond in Florida, and the footprints of children left thousands of years ago on the banks of an ancient lake in New Mexico. She will explore why the same pieces of evidence tell different stories to different groups of scholars and the ethical directions that genetics and archaeological research needs to move towards.
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.
11:30 a.m. Washington, DC; 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles; 12:30 a.m. Tokyo; 4:30 p.m. London
Image Credit: Devin Clarke
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