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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.

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Skulls of LB1, Ngandong 11, Omo 2, Kabwe, and DH1 and DH3 of Homo naledi
Some crania of Middle Pleistocene hominins

I've been working with BadgerTalks since the organization began to help groups and organizations in Wisconsin organize events on human origins and evolution. For the last couple of years, in-person events really haven't been happening. So I was very happy to be a part of the series of BadgerTalks Live seminars.

In this presentation I give my perspectives on some of the biggest new discoveries of the last decade, and think about what these mean for the future of discoveries in paleoanthropology.

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I'm a paleoanthropologist exploring the world of ancient humans and our fossil relatives.

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