Re-evaluating the “Missing Link”: Could a Century of Assumptions about Human Evolution be Wrong?
This year, the Food for Thought Lecture Series is once again revisiting "BIG ideas", a theme that we looked at ten years ago! How have things changed? What progress, if any, has been made in various fields? Join us for what promises to be a very thought-provoking series. The series will be hosted by Professors Don Smith and Tim Geary.
Our fourth speaker is Michael Bisson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, McGill University. He has taught courses on human evolution and world prehistory at McGill for the past 38 years, and has appeared in television documentaries on human evolution for the BBC, Discovery Channel and TF-5 (France).
How did we get to where we are today? Michael Bisson’s research focuses on the transition between the Lower and Middle Paleolithic (c. 300,000 BP) in the Eastern Mediterranean, the corridor for most human dispersals out of Africa. Come and take a closer look at human evolution.