Science is always evolving. New discoveries shape our current understanding of human evolutionary milestones such as bipedalism, the use of tools, dietary adaptation, changing body shapes and sizes, and life historys.
Join us to reflect on the roots of humanity as we explore key early hominin adaptations and their evolution through time. Speakers include: Zeray Alemseged, Adrienne Zihlman, Tanya Smith and Teresa Steele.
Teresa Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropoplogy at the University of California, Davis.
Steele's research focuses on the emergence of the earliest people who were behaviorally, culturally, and anatomically modern.
Teresa Steele, an assistant professor of Anthropology at UC Davis, shows evidence that early hominids in Kenya ate fish and other aquatic animals, as well as hunted land mammals. Some scientists, she says, theorize that the varied diet contributed to growth and development of the human brain in these early populations.