As the 2018 Eugene Dubois rotating Chair holder at Maastricht University, Prof. Katerina Harvati gave an insightful lecture on career planning for PhD fellows, postdoc and junior researchers on Wednesday 12 September 2018. She addressed questions such as: – Should I get a PhD?
In the human evolutionary history, the most important milestone is the evolution of our own genus, Homo, approximately 2.5 million years ago. It marks the appearance of modern human-like body size, a trend towards larger brain size, and the appearance of humans beyond the African cont
Professor Katarina Harvati has been appointed Eugène Dubois chair for 2018. Professor Harvati was born in Athens, trained as an anthropologist in New York and has held the Palaeoanthropology chair position at the University of Tübingen in Germany for nearly a decade. Prof. HarvatiR
This series will focus on the paleobiology of hominins, the taxonomic tribe of the subfamily Homininae to which humans belong. A special emphasis will be on questions of adaptation, behaviour, subsistence and technology. Harvati will uncover and explore many interesting aspects of pri
Neanderthals on De Kaap in Rijckholt-St Geertruid, lecture in Dutch. Sunday 5 March from 11:00-13:00 in the Ursuline Convent Chapel, Breusterstraat 27, Eijsden. Speaker: Mr. Yannick Raczynski-Henk, Stone Age archeology at the University of Leiden and ADC ArcheoProjecten. Brief summary
On 18 December 2016, Dutch Paleontologist John de Vos will hold a lecture about the Eugene Dubois collection at the Naturalis Diversity Centre in Leiden. For more information, please visit our Dutch website. Dubois collection Eugene Dubois collected vertebrates at the end of the 19th
Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence are united in supporting a recent African origin of modern humans and dispersal out of Africa within the past 60,000-80,000 years. However, given that archaic humans (such as Neanderthals) preceded the exodus of modern humans out of Africa
On Sunday 19 September 2016, Prof. Dr. George Maat gave a lecture on the bipedalisation process in the human evolution. Dr. Maat vividly explained how the human anatomy slowly adapted over a period of 5 to 6 million years to a new way of of moving – from a quadruped to a biped .
Lecture: Wed 5 October 2016, 8 pm Prof. Mark Stoneking, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Leipzig. Second chair holder of the Eugène Dubois rotating Chair Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence are united in supporting a recent African origin of modern humans and dispersal o
When we think about the migration of Homo Sapiens out of Africa we imagine world maps with large curved arrows suggesting that our species set out on an epic journey to conquer the world 70.000 years ago. Prof. Philip Van Peer, however, warns us that the reality was probably not so st