Human evolution:

Neanderthals and ancient pathways from Africa to Britain

Welcome to the recordings of the lecture by Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum.  This was recorded at the Embassy Theatre on Saturday 25 February 2012
The recordings are presented as the whole event, or edited into sections.

Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum of London addresses the big questions: how can we define modern humans and how can we recognise our beginnings in the fossil and archaeological record? How can we accurately date fossils, including ones beyond the range of radiocarbon dating? What do the genetic data really tell us? Were our origins solely in Africa? Are modern humans a distinct species from ancient people such as the Neanderthals and Denisovans, or are we much more like them than previously believed? What contact did our ancestors have with them? When did humans first inhabit Britain?

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