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?
Thure Cerling geochemist, University of Utah
Peter deMenocal, paleoclimatologist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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
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MEETING SITE (WITH AGENDA, DIRECTIONS): http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/humans&climate