We are the only species of hominins that exist today. However, the situation was very different in the past, as more than one species coincided in time. We think that we know some things about the genealogical tree of the species that make up our linage, but there are still some questions to be addressed: Which species was the ancestor of the Homo genus? How many species make up the genus? When did the main attributes of the Homo sapiens, such as bipedalism or brain growth appear? Addressing these questions, among others, is one of the major challenges faced by anthropology over the forthcoming years.
Carmen Manzano, Professor of Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, will address these issues in a talk entitled ‘Human Evolution: what we don’t know and what we think we know’. This event will be held on 24th April at 7pm at Azkuna Zentroa. Zientziateka is a monthly initiative organised by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the UPV/EHU and Azkuna Zentroa to raise awareness of current scientific matters.
Entry is free. Tickets should be collected from the Azkuna Zentroa Information Point.
The talk will be in Basque.