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UCLA: Lyn Wadlay | The Origin of Us: African Climate of the Last 400000 Years East African and South African Evidence

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) and Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus) in Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa Date11 September 2005, 14:46 SourceA lot of them Author Gary

Plains Zebra and Blue Wildebeests in Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. Credit: Author Gary

One of the enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series hosted by the University of California with Rick Potts (Smithsonian Institution) leads off with a talk about African Climate of the Last 400,000 Years, followed by Alison S. Brooks (George Washington Univ/Smithsonian Institution) on East African Archaeological Evidence, and Lyn Wadley (Univ of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) on South African Archaeological Evidence. Series: “CARTA – Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny”