Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Paleontology Hall
It is likely that Homo sapiens originally arrived to Eastern Europe in migratory waves. Hoffecker will highlight the parallels between sites on the plains between the Carpathian and Ural Mountains and the Paleoindian sites of the North American Plains and Southwest. These sites provide evidence of major technological innovations that were critical to Homo sapiens adaptation to cooler and less productive environments of the East European Plain.
As an archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Hoffecker works in Russia and Alaska on the ecology of prehistoric human populations in northern environments. He explains, "My primary research focus is the global dispersal of humans, which began more than 50,000 years ago in Africa."
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