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Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Modern Human Origins

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by The Damrauer Endowed Lectureship Fund​

Lectures are free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

Fossils and genes indicate that modern humans (​Homo sapiens) arose in Africa between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago when they abruptly spread to Eurasia. They then quickly replaced or swamped the Neanderthals and other non-modern Eurasians. Technological innovations that enhanced hunting and gathering provide the most economical explanation for modern human success. The genetic change that enhanced cognitive and communicative potential likely underlay technological innovations.

Join us for an evening with Dr. Richard Klein as we delve deeper into the history and origins of our species.  A public reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. Please register via the link below to confirm your attendance at this exciting event!

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Lectures focus on subjects to help narrow the widening gap between fast-moving advances in knowledge acquisition and their understanding and appreciation by the general public. The individuals selected as lecturers are chosen to fulfill the lectureship’s important public outreach function and contribute to an understanding and appreciation of rapid advancements and important nuances in their fields. Our lecturers are chosen on the basis of their international renown and their ability to speak and interact with a well-informed public audience.

These lectures are presented at CU Denver and are generally given each fall.

Please direct all questions to University Events. RSVP at: www.ucdenver.edu/ChancellorsDistinguishedLecture.

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September 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


CU Denver Student Commons Building, RM 2600