You are invited to join the Institute of Human Origins (IHO) Research Council and IHO Director and Professor Yohannes Haile-Selassie for a lively and engaging evening at The Harmonie Club in New York City.
Cocktails and conversation will be followed by the evening’s feature presentation by Haile-Selassie, who joined IHO and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in July of this year.
The evolutionary history of humans is almost impossible to narrate without fossils of their extinct ancestors and understanding their environments. However, these fossils are temporally and spatially rare and hard to find. In Ethiopia, the badlands of the Afar region have been attracting paleoanthropologists for the last five decades. This region is the home of Lucy and where most of the major milestones in human evolution appear to have taken place. Recent fossil discoveries from new sites in this region are also challenging existing hypotheses and illuminating the origin of our genus.
This talk will take you to Woranso-Mille, a 4.0 to 3.0-million-year-old site located 30 miles north of Lucy’s site Hadar, which has been yielding paradigm-shifting early human ancestor fossils for the last 15 years. It will highlight their implications and share the insights that these fossils have revealed about our origins.
RSVP by October 29, 2021
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