Department of Anthropology

Seminar Series with Sheela Athreya, Texas A&M University

Life After Movius: Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives of Human Evolution in Asia

Mon, October 2, 2017 | SAC 5.118

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Coon's depiction of
Coon's depiction of "Movius's Line" in Living Races of Man, 1966

The fossil record of Asia has historically been marginalized in models of human evolution.  But what does the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens in Asia look like when it is not filtered through the lens of the African and European data?  The reasons for the underrepresentation of Asian scholarship in paleoanthropology will be reviewed along with its effects on our understanding of how our species evolved.  


Sheela Athreya is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University

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