2016

2016 Nov 02

Harvard Climate Seminar

4:00pm

Location: 

Haller Hall (Geology Museum 102)

“Climate and the Peopling of the World” by Peter de Menocal (Columbia University)

Summary:

One of the most puzzling questions in modern human origins has been why the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa was so delayed after their first appearance in East African fossil record near  ~200 ka (ka, thousands of years ago). Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence indicate that early migrations into the Levant and Arabian Peninsula occurred around 120-90 ka, but Read more about Harvard Climate Seminar