The Role of Insect Eating in Human Diets, Past and PresentWebcasts & Online
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
While you might not be eager to chomp chocolate-covered cicadas, edible insects are a part of the human legacy.
Dr. Julie Lesnik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University, reconstructs what insect consumption likely looked like through human evolutionary history. Join us for a conversation on the role of insects, which are highly nutritious and a very sustainable protein alternative, both in past human diets and for the future of food.
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.
Online; Internet connection required