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October 2013 symposium


Sunday, October 20th, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whittenberger Auditorium
Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University, Bloomington

This event is free, and all interested are welcome.

Parking at some IU parking lots is free during the symposium.
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See Symposium schedule below.






Symposium Schedule



9:00 AM Welcome and introductory remarks:
Kathy Schick, CRAFT Research Center & Stone Age Institute
9:20 Timothy Londergan (Physics): The Big Bang: Precision and Paradox
9:40 Samir Salim (Astronomy): Stars, Galaxies, and Supermassive Black Holes
10:00 Abhijit Basu (Geological Sciences): Meteorites and the First 100 Million Years of our Solar System
10:20 Lisa Pratt (Geological Sciences): Origin(s) of Life: A Confounding Enigma
10:55 Rudolf Raff (Biology): Animals: Patterns of Evolutionary Innovation over 550 Million Years
11:15 David Polly (Geological Sciences): Ups and Downs in the Radiation of Mammals
11:35 Kevin Hunt (Anthropology): The Rise of Primates, Apes, and Early Hominins
NOON-1:30 PM



1:30 PM Nicholas Toth (Anthropology): The First Toolmakers and Origins of Genus Homo
1:50 Jackson Njau (Geological Sciences): Evolution of Pleistocene Hominin Landscapes at Olduvai Basin
2:10 P. Tom Schoenemann (Anthropology): The Origin and Evolution of the Modern Human Brain
2:30 Kathy Schick (Anthropology): Becoming Modern Humans and the Rise of Symbolism
3:05 Geoffrey Conrad & Kathy Schick(Anthropology): The Origins of Modern Life: Foraging, Farming, and Civilization
3:25 Michael Muehlenbein (Anthropology): Human Evolution and Disease
3:45 Elizabeth Raff (Biology): Being Human in the Modern World
Final Remarks and Final Q & A


Sponsored by the Stone Age Institute & Indiana University’s CRAFT Research Center

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