Did Climate Change Shape Human Evolution Symposium

   
   
Thurs/Fri April 19-20, 2012
 
Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades NY
 
This question has some surprising new answers, to be addressed at this two-day summit of leaders in paleontology, anthropology and climate. Using advances in the fossil record and new methods for reconstructing past climate, scientists will discuss the latest evidence for changes in East Africa over the last  5 million years, and how they may have influenced the evolution of our ancestors. With paleontologist Richard Leakey, paleoclimatologist Peter deMenocal and leaders in many other fields.
 
WHAT: Did Climate Change Shape Human Evolution?
 
WHO:
Thure Cerling geochemist, University of Utah
Peter deMenocal, paleoclimatologist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Richard Leakey; Lawrence Martin, SUNY Stony Brook/Turkana Research Institute, Kenya
Naomi Levin, geologist, Johns Hopkins University
Rick Potts, director, Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program
Lars Werdelin, curator, fossil vertebrates, Swedish Museum of Natural History
And many others. Full list and agenda at the meeting website.
 
WHEN: Thurs-Fri April 19-20, 2012, 9am-6pm (followed by reception/dinner).
 
WHERE: Monell Auditorium, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades NY
 
WEBCAST: Please contact us for log-in instructions.
 
MEETING SITE (WITH AGENDA, DIRECTIONS): http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/humans&climate

PRESS: SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. YOU MUST RSVP TO KEVIN KRAJICK, KKRAJICK@EI.COLUMBIA.EDU, 212-854-9729 or KIM MARTINEAU 845-365-8708 KMARTINE@LDEO.COLUMBIA.EDU