Whitman Room, Ramsey library, UNC Asheville
One Carmichael Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Dr. Donald Lewis, Researcher in Paleoanthropology, Northern Illinois University, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Lewis’ research focuses on the relationship between human evolution and tool making. His talk, Out of Africa 1- Homo erectus, will explore the ways in which early humans produced advances in lithic technology and how variables such as diet changes may have contributed to expanded neural capabilities and intelligence. Dr. Lewis will provide an overview of advances in lithic technology-- from Oldowan tools to the classic Acheulean hand axe, found at sites from Dmanisi, Georgia to northern China, and throughout the Levant, all dating to 1.7 million years-old—and the relationship between these tools and human evolution. Current debates within the field will also be a focus of his talk.
Thursday September 28 at 7:30 pm in the Whitman Room, Ramsey library.