HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - How do paleoanthropologists identify new species? [ONLINE]
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The identification of new species is of major importance in studies of human evolution. But how do paleoanthropologists actually identify new fossil human species?
Sheela Athreya, a biological anthropologist at Texas A&M University, shared how she is combining her research on Middle Pleistocene human fossils, Asian paleoanthropology, and decolonization of science to disrupt the conventional species concept.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar with Sheela Athreya aired live on October 13, 2022 as part of the ongoing "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series.