CARTA Presents: “Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans,” Feb 21, 2020

CARTA invites you to join us for our FREE and public symposium, “Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans,” on February 21, 2020, from 1:00-5:30 PM (PST).

Where did we humans come from? When did we become the dominant species on the planet? Available evidence indicates that all humans living today are derived from a relatively small population that arose in Africa beginning >200,000 years ago, spreading throughout Africa and eventually the rest of the planet. In the course of this diaspora, we mated with other human-like species and assimilated some of their DNA, but eventually replaced all of these other close evolutionary cousins, without exception – leaving only one human species today. A flood of new information from Ancient DNA, Fossils, Archeology and Population Studies calls us to revisit the matter, summarizing knowledge and updating conclusions since the last CARTA symposium on the subject six years ago.

Attend this FREE symposium in person at Salk Institute (Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium) or watch via a live webcast (filmed by UCSD-TV). Registration is required for those attending in person.

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Co-presented by UC San Diego/Salk Institute and the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA).

Sponsored by the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation.