HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - Ancient pyrotechnology: the role of fire in human evolution [ONLINE]
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
Only humans have been able to control and make fire. But how far back in our prehistory does this unique ability go, and how do we know? In this webinar, Ellery Frahm, research scientist in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, talked about how the control of fire shaped our evolutionary history and presented some of his own research on this topic.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar with Ellery Frahm aired live March 17, 2022 as part of the ongoing "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series.