When:
Thursday, Mar 04, 2021 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/last-common-ancestor

The last common ancestor of chimpanzees and modern humans is believed to have evolved in Africa six to eight million years ago. Finding fossil apes and hominins—extinct members of the human lineage—from this period has been challenging. Ashley Hammond will discuss her approach to identifying key evolutionary adaptations of this last common ancestor using 3D technology, analyses of known fossils, and field research at six-million-year-old sites in Kenya. Hammond’s research aims to clarify the origins of bipedality, a key adaptation in human evolution.


Ashley S. Hammond, Assistant Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School; Biological Anthropology Curator, American Museum of Natural History


Evolution Matters Lecture Series
Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit


Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology/


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