THE RISE OF HUMANS – September 12-26
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12-26 / 1:00–2:00 PM CT (3 weeks; 1 hour with 30 minute "open forum" to follow)
The Rise of Humans
Who are the “humans,” after all? Do we include Neanderthals? Denisovans? Homo Erectus? What about Australopithecines, like the celebrated “Lucy?” This fascinating series will begin by distinguishing between Hominids, the group consisting of all modern and extinct Great Apes (modern humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans and their immediate ancestors), from Hominins, the group consisting of modern humans, extinct human species, and all our immediate ancestors (yes, including Lucy, dating from some 3.2 million years ago). We’ll go on to glimpse the incredible deepening, over the last several years, of our understanding of human origins. We’ll examine several of the most intriguing debates that still energize and sometimes confound the experts. And we’ll do all this because trying to understand how we came to be has always been a fundamental part of who we are.
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