Crucial questions in current paleoanthropological research include the
timing and place of origin of modern humans, the mode and tempo of their
dispersal across the Old World, their interactions with other hominins,
such as Neanderthals, and the reasons for the eventual Neanderthal
demise. Prof. Harvati will present new results from her lab and field
research that directly address these questions and aim to test our
hypotheses about the latest phases of human evolution.