Neanderthals and the Origins of Modern Humans [F-17-46]

Presenter: John Barthelme
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 10/18, 10/25

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Who were the Neanderthals? Were they related to modern Homo sapiens? This course will present an overview of Neanderthal discovery, anatomy, technology and diet as well as our current understanding of their genetic relationship to modern humans. Replicas of Neanderthal stone tools will be made, lots of slides shown and casts of Neanderthal fossils will be available.

John Barthelme taught courses in Human Evolution and African Archaeology for 30 years at SLU. The African origins of modern humans and their relationship to Neanderthals provided a special research interest for him. He conducted archaeological field research in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia for nearly 40 years.

Cap: 80

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