Coming soon, 19-20 October 2009: a conference in London on "The first Four Million Years of Human Evolution"

In London at the Royal Society on
Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October 2009

is a top level conference on The first 4 million years of human evolution

The event is free but prior registration is essential


Location: The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace

Led by Professor Alan Walker FRS and Professor Christopher Stringer FRS

"Spectacular discoveries of early members of the human lineage including nearly complete skeletons and dozens of other 6 to 2 million year old fossils have been made recently. Also new methods are now available to extract behavioral and life history information from such fossils.

This meeting brings together field and analytical researchers to develop a synthetic account.

Speakers and chairs include Michel Brunet, Robin Crompton, Christopher Dean, Robert Foley (chair), Cinzia Fornai, Yohannes Haile Selassie, Paul Harvey (chair), William Kimbel, Sudhir Kumar, Julia Lee-Thorp, Owen Lovejoy, Willliam McGrew, Phil Reno, Fred Spoor, Peter Ungar, Carol Ward, Tim White."

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They will have quite a bit more to talk about with the discovery this week of Ardi.

Wish I could make it!




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