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Harvard Peabody Museum Online Lecture - The Last Common Ancestor

Hosted by the Consul of the Boston 40 Something Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 04 Mar 18:00 - 20:00

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Dear InterNationals,

I hope you can join me online in attending The Last Common Ancestor lecture by Ashley S. Hammond, Assistant Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School; Biological Anthropology Curator, American Museum of Natural History.

Even though this event is free, advance registration required. To register, visit Protected content . Please note that registration closes 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Lecture Details:

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.

If you are interested we can meet separately on Zoom after the event. I will confirm this Zoom invitation on the day on the day of the event.