Man’s Place in Nature Evidence as for the early stages of human evolution

Seminar
Speaker
Yoel rak
Date
09/12/2015 - 14:00Add to Calendar 2015-12-09 14:00:00 2015-12-09 14:00:00 Man’s Place in Nature Evidence as for the early stages of human evolution Upon the discovery of Australopithecus afarensis remains in the 1970s and the subsequent acknowledgment of the remains’ distinct taxonomic status, the new species was hailed as situated anatomically and chronologically “halfway” between an ape (the common ancestor of the chimpanzee and Homo sapiens) and modern humans. Furthermore, the primitive appearance displayed by A. afarensis, along with its age, rendered it an ideal link in the chain leading to modern human.  Beginning in the 1990s, the intensive activity of numerous expeditions to the Hadar region of Ethiopia (site of the earlier A. afarensis finds, including the famous Lucy) and the discovery of two complete skulls, filled many gaps in our understanding of A. afarensis cranial anatomy and role of this species in human evolution.    seminar room on the 9th floor of the Nano-center המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
seminar room on the 9th floor of the Nano-center
Abstract

Upon the discovery of Australopithecus afarensis remains in the 1970s and the subsequent acknowledgment of the remains’ distinct taxonomic status, the new species was hailed as situated anatomically and chronologically “halfway” between an ape (the common ancestor of the chimpanzee and Homo sapiens) and modern humans. Furthermore, the primitive appearance displayed by A. afarensis, along with its age, rendered it an ideal link in the chain leading to modern human. 
Beginning in the 1990s, the intensive activity of numerous expeditions to the Hadar region of Ethiopia (site of the earlier A. afarensis finds, including the famous Lucy) and the discovery of two complete skulls, filled many gaps in our understanding of A. afarensis cranial anatomy and role of this species in human evolution. 

 

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 01/12/2015