A lecture by Prof. Trenton Holliday, Dept. of Anthropology, Tulane University.
Neanderthals are the best-known and longest-recognized modern fossil humans. Found across Europe, and from Western to West-Central Asia, they date from ca. 130,000 to 30,000 years ago, contemporary with early members of our species. The most fascinating questions about Neanderthals involve their intelligence (on average, their brains are larger than ours); whether they were capable of “modern” human behavior; and why they appear to have rapidly disappeared, except for the small fraction of the genes carried by many modern humans.
Co-sponsored by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society (SJBAS), and the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Anthropology Department, the lecture will be held at the FLC Student Union Ballroom, on September 19, 2019, at 6:30 PM.
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