Alexander Harcourt will be
speaking on "Why We Are, What We Are, Where We Are" at 1:00 p.m. on
November 17, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
A description of his talk: "Humans from different regions differ
anatomically and physiologically, as do monkeys. Why? We find more
monkey species and human cultures in the tropics than outside the
tropics. Why? California had many more Native American cultures than
did Illinois -- can what we know of monkeys tell us why? If distant
islands are more difficult to get to, why do we not find fewer monkey
species or human cultures on more distant islands? Are humans merely
Harcourt is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of
California at Davis and the author of Human Biogeography (University
of California Press, 2012). His talk is cosponsored by the Leakey
Foundation and the Field Museum; admission to the lecture is free with
paid admission to the museum.
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