HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - Human origins research in the time of COVID-19 [ONLINE]
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
COVID-19 has disrupted research travel globally. How have scientists who conduct international fieldwork responded to this challenge?
Dr. Rick Potts, Director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, shares his creative response to this situation and describe how he was able to conduct a “virtual” field season at two sites in Kenya in the summer of 2021 in collaboration with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This Zoom webinar with Rick Potts aired September 30, 2021, as part of the ongoing "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic" series. Watch a recording here.