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Smithsonian Institution scientists and guest lecturers discuss the evidence for the origin, and evolution of early humans and the climates they lived through, provide interpretations of early human behavior, discuss adaptations, and show the technologies applied to human origins research.

Human Origins Lectures Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

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Smithsonian Institution scientists and guest lecturers discuss the evidence for the origin, and evolution of early humans and the climates they lived through, provide interpretations of early human behavior, discuss adaptations, and show the technologies applied to human origins research.

    • video
    The Art of the Hall of Human Origins: An Evening with John Gurche and Karen Carr

    The Art of the Hall of Human Origins: An Evening with John Gurche and Karen Carr

    Paleo-artists John Gurche and Karen Carr will discuss the science and techniques behind their work for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Hall of Human Origins. John will also unveil his newest early human bronze sculpture.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    • video
    The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking (Part 1 of 2)

    The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking (Part 1 of 2)

    In illustrated presentations, Dr. Nicholas Conard addresses the question of why figurative art and music began. This lecture, "The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking?," was held
    April 5, 2010.

    • 48 min
    • video
    The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking (Part 2 of 2)

    The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking (Part 2 of 2)

    In illustrated presentations, Dr. Nicholas Conard addresses the question of why figurative art and music began. This lecture, "The Origins of Art 35,000 Years Ago: What Were They Thinking?," was held
    April 5, 2010.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    • video
    Where Has Science Come From? Investigating Some Ancient Roots of Intelligence and Technology in the Fossil Record

    Where Has Science Come From? Investigating Some Ancient Roots of Intelligence and Technology in the Fossil Record

    Dr. C. K. ("Bob") Brain, emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), presents his lecture "Where Has Science Come From? Investigating Some Ancient Roots of Intelligence and Technology in the Fossil Record". This lecture was given May 6, 2010.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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