Date(s) - 16/10/2017 - 16/11/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come along to our next public lectures to discover who’s eating who in human evolution. We welcome Dr Hannah O’Regan to discuss Hominins and Carnivores.
Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue today, but it was also an issue for our ancestors. When hominins began to eat meat is not entirely certain, but once they did, they would have been in competition with the other large carnivores in the landscape – sabre-toothed cats, giant hyaenas, lions, and, in Europe, bears. This talk will examine the relationship between hominins and carnivores, beginning with African Australopithecus and ending with European Homo sapiens, drawing on some of the latest research to discuss when hominins were the hunters and when they were the hunted.
No background knowledge required, see you there.
Lecture theatre: B1, Free