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Exploring Humanity’s Technological Origins
New discoveries have pushed back the date of earliest tool use by our hominin ancestors. In this free virtual talk, Sonia Harmand will explore the implications of these findings for human development.
Sonia F. Harmand, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University; Director, Mission Préhistorique au Kenya/West Turkana Archaeological Project
Human evolutionary scholars have long assumed that the earliest stone tools were made by members of the genus Homo, 2.4–2.3 million years ago, and that this technological development was directly linked to climate change and the spread of savannah grasslands. In the last decade, fieldwork in WestView more
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