Time Sifters Archaeology Society presents: In-Depth Series … Neanderthals & Early Humans - An all day workshop on our early ancestors.
Name: Time Sifters Archaeology Society presents: In-Depth Series … Neanderthals & Early Humans - An all day workshop on our early ancestors.
Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Registration and fee are required. Register on the website www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org and follow the links … OR Call 941-309-5111 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Popular imagination – from insurance commercials to sitcoms – would have us believe our recent ancestors were brutish and simple. Nothing could be further from the truth. Archaeological and biological evidence of Neanderthals and other early humans demonstrate they were sophisticated, cosmopolitan peoples who mastered local environments, crafted complex tools, and expressed themselves through various art forms. This course begins with a brief overview of human evolution, including new evidence regarding our genus, Homo. It then moves to early humans, sometimes referred to as archaic humans and the diverse group of our ancestors who lived during the past 500,000 years. 3D models and animations representing fossils, tools, and sites aid participants in understanding the true complexity of our ancestors. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant earned his PhD from the University of Florida in 2011. He currently teaches full time as a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. He has conducted or participated in archaeological research on five different continents and regularly teaches courses related to archaeology, digital anthropology, and human evolution. He has authored more than two dozen academic articles, chapters, and books. You can learn more about his research at www.gonzaleztennant.net