HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - The earliest human ancestors [ONLINE]
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, so it might seem like they are good models for the kind of ape that human ancestors evolved from. But what do we really know about the earliest human ancestors? Were they chimpanzee-like?
In this webinar, Ashley Hammond, Associate Curator of Biological Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, synthesized research she and other colleagues have conducted to better understand the origins of our lineage.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar with Ashley Hammond aired live February 17, 2022 as part of the ongoing "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series.