Talk by Prof. Stanley H. Ambrose – Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa

Saturday 13 August 2016

Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium

Talk by Prof. Stanley H. Ambrose

University of Illinois

The disastrous beginning of the last Ice Age, 74 thousand years ago, may have stimulated anatomically modern humans in Africa to cooperate for survival. This new social security system, combined with new technologies, may have facilitated expansion of behaviorally modern humans out of Africa sixty thousand years ago, and replacement of Neanderthals and other archaic human species. Stanley Ambrose will discuss the geological, climatic, archaeological, genetic, physiological and fossil evidence for behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern African humans and the demise of Neanderthals.

Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm – Talk at 4:00pm 


Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student

Ksh 400 KMS member

Ksh 500 Resident Guest

Payment: Mpesa paybill, Business No: 400800, Account: 6571570019

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