HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - The evolution of skin tones: a reflection of human adaptation and health [ONLINE]
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
How has human skin color evolved, and why does it matter? In this HOT Topic session, Nina Jablonski, a biological anthropologist at Penn State University who studies the adaptations of humans and their primate relatives to the environment, explained how pigmentation evolved in relation to ultraviolet radiation and the role this adaptation plays in our health and well-being.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar with Nina Jablonski aired live on May 19, 2022 as part of the ongoing "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series.