AIA Lecturer/Host: Ian Tattersall

American Museum of Natural History curator emeritus

Ian Tattersall, American Museum of Natural History curator emeritus, is a renowned expert on physical anthropology and human evolution. He has lectured to acclaim on numerous expeditions to Spain, France, and throughout the world. Trained in geology as well as in archaeology and anthropology, his field research on living primates and his fossil collecting has taken him around the globe. Dr. Tattersall co-curated the Museum’s Spitzer Hall of Human Origins and has written many books on the origins of human creativity, including Masters of the Planet; Becoming Human: Evolution and Human Uniqueness; The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution; and the recently published A Natural History of Wine (with Rob DeSalle). Dr. Tattersall accompanied this same AIA tour of Decorated Caves in 2018.