HUMAN EVOLUTION EVENT: OBSERVATION AND DISCUSSION OF HOMINIDS
This event is open to anyone interested in a hands-on experience of “hominid” specimens. I will be displaying exact museum casts of key specimens that have informed current thinking on ancient humans. We will make observations and comparisons, and discuss how the specimens contributed to paradigm shifts and controversies in human evolution research. We will consider the anatomy, posture and way of life of these ancient creatures and one main focus will be the well-known discussion on brain size, hand dexterity and bipedal posture. No prior knowledge is assumed.