Reconstructing human evolutionary history: Progress and challenges

CEES Extra Seminar by Bernard Wood from The George Washington University

Abstract

We have been accumulating evidence, fossil and otherwise, that bears on human evolutionary history for close on two centuries. This talk will review the history of that accumulation and consider what, lessons have been learned. At each stage in our evolutionary history can we generate meaningful estimates of how much we do not know? How good are we at telling ancestors from close relatives? If we are not good at the task, how can we do a better job?

Bernard Wood
Center for the advanced study of human paleobiology (CASHP)
The George Washington University

Published Mar. 18, 2015 9:54 AM - Last modified Mar. 18, 2015 10:38 AM