Dynamic Landscapes, Sea-Level Change and Human Evolution, University of Auckland

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture


Public Lecture given as the Hood Lecture in Anthropology at the University of Auckland Abstract: Human life on this plant has evolved amidst a tumult of more or less rapid geological changes  –  earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sea-level changes and earth deformation at plate boundaries and in rifts, changes that continue to affect our present livelihood and future prospects. In this lecture, I will illustrate the intimate relationship between geological instabilities and the human evolutionary trajectory, the powerful and often beneficial impact they have had in shaping our evolutionary origins and subsequent dispersal across the globe, and the challenges they now pose for new investigations of the archaeological record on land and under water. 
Period31 Mar 2016
Held atUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand