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SISSA colloquium - The science of human origins

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013 - 16:00 to 18:00

Claudio Tuniz will present the applications of new instruments and methods in palaeoanthropology and how they can reveal the inner structure of fossil remains from archaic humans and proto-humans, including their brain case, hyoid, labyrinth and other bones that are crucial for human evolution studies. The entire genomes of extinct human species can now be sequenced and compared with the genome of H. sapiens, providing a precise timescale for human evolution.