HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - Fossilized footprints reveal a snapshot of early human life [ONLINE]
In May 2020, a research team announced the exciting results of their study of the largest fossil human footprint site in Africa: Engare Sero, Tanzania. With nearly 400 footprints, these fossilized steps have helped researchers trace a better understanding of life and behavioral practices for the early modern humans who lived there between 6,000 and 19,000 years ago.
The program began with a presentation by William E.H. Harcourt-Smith (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY). Two other key research team members — Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce (Professor and Director of the Environmental Science Program, Appalachian State University) and Kevin Hatala (Associate Professor of Biology, Chatham University) — join the conversation. The program was moderated by Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar aired July 15, 2020, as part of the HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic online program series. Watch a recording here.