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Events with John Hawks

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Lecture: Are we the last Neanderthals?

At this event, I shared new insights about the humanity of our extinct human relatives.

John Hawks giving a lecture
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Lecture: New mysteries of human origins

Looking at the new discoveries of the last decade and how have changed the questions we're asking about human origins.

Skulls of LB1, Ngandong 11, Omo 2, Kabwe, and DH1 and DH3 of Homo naledi
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Lecture: How Homo naledi matters to our origins

A lecture in 2020 covering some of the latest research and new questions arising from the Rising Star cave system.

John Hawks at a podium that is labeled with the CARTA logo
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Lecture: Who were the ancestors of the Neandertals?

Looking at what we know about Neandertal origins and how our understanding has changed in the last decade.

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My photo of the Neo skull is named one of the top science images of the year

I am feeling really honored to have one of my photos of Neo included as one of Cosmos magazine’s “Top 10 science images of 2017” []. It’s the frontal view of the Neo skull. I’ve always thought that human evolutionary science has some

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Lecture: How Homo naledi is changing human origins

A talk with an audience at UW–Madison covers our work on Homo naledi, including the recently-published Lesedi Chamber remains and the age of the fossils.

John Hawks with a University of Wisconsin banner behind him