The Center for Biology and Society is excited to announce a public lecture on the fascinating topic of human evolution.
On , world renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall will be giving a talk titled “The Pensive Primate: Emergence of Modern Human Cognition.”
How did modern humans acquire a unique style of thinking? How did we manage to dominate the planet while other human species went extinct? For this special lecture, Tattersall, Emeritus Curator in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will explore his latest research interests in the dynamic field of paleoanthropology.
The Pensive Primate builds on research Tattersall conducted for the most recent of his numerous best selling books, Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins. RSVP to the public lecture requested, not required. Free to the public.
Paige Madison, PhD candidate at the Center for Biology and Society, invited Tattersall to give the lecture in conjunction with a workshop she has organized with funding from the John Templeton Foundation. The workshop, titled Beyond Human Evolution: Understanding the Science of Our Family Tree, is an interdisciplinary event that will bring paleoanthropologists together with historians of science to discuss the development of the science of human origins.
The lecture will take place at the Marston Exploration Theater on ASU Tempe campus, 781 South Terrace Road Tempe, AZ 85281. Refreshments will be served at and the lecture will begin at with an opportunity for questions at the end of the lecture.