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Volcanoes, Climate Change & Modern Human Migrations (free)

Christian Tryon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

Modern humans (Homo
sapiens) originated in eastern Africa, but they expanded at the expense of Neanderthals and other ancient hominid populations. What was the reason for their global colonization? 

Recent data from the area surrounding Africa’s Lake Victoria (the largest tropical lake in the world) suggest that the study of volcanic eruptions, climate change, and technological innovation may reveal what fueled human dispersals westward across the tropical African continent some 50,000 years ago. 

Lake Victoria

The Lake Victoria basin covers an area of 184,200 km2 of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, and supports about 28 million inhabitants.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Free event parking available in the 52 Oxford St. Garage

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  • Suzanne S

    I sat in the front middle with 2 others. Where were other people? Did anyone else come?

    May 8, 2014

  • Jacquie

    My apologies. I don't think I'm going to be able to attend this evening, after all. Sounds so interesting. Enjoy!

    May 8, 2014

  • Lois I.

    I will be away on vacation.
    \ lois

    April 28, 2014

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