POSTPONED - Experiments in Being Human: Recent Discoveries in Our Own Evolution
POSTPONED - Experiments in Being Human: Recent Discoveries in Our Own Evolution
WhenTuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorNatural History Museum
VenueNatural History Museum
Event LocationGround Floor, Baird Auditorium
Related ExhibitionThe David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, 1st Floor
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or cancelling all large public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. Please consult our calendar of events, museum websites, and for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding.

Human evolution is one of the most vibrant fields of scientific research, with multiple newsworthy finds reported every year. Join us for an evening with three renowned paleoanthropologists as they share some of the most significant discoveries of fossil remains, archaeological artifacts, and genomics over the last decade that have added to our understanding of human origins. Following their talks, Briana Pobiner, research scientist and educator at the National Museum of Natural History, will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A.

Featured Speakers:
- Zeray Alemseged, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago
- John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Richard Potts, Curator of Biological Anthropology and Peter Buck Chair of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History and curator of its Hall of Human Origins
This program is offered in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail This event is wheelchair accessible.

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