Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Hominin cognitive evolution: New insights from stone-flaking experiments

Hominin cognitive evolution: New insights from stone-flaking experiments

Mark will first review the "standard story' of stone tool design and cognitive evolution, arguing that the consensus narrative-driven by assertions of goal-directed, top-down design processes.
How well do we know the 'Hobbit?' Paleopolitics and Homo floresiensis

How well do we know the 'Hobbit?' Paleopolitics and Homo floresiensis

You are invited to the third annual Raymond Dart Lecture with Professor Dean Falk, the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. Professor Falk will discuss the controversies surrounding Homo floresiensis and how new evidence has blazed the trail for reconsidering the "big picture" of human evolution.