UM Professors José Joordens and Leon Claessens have returned to their Limburg roots to conduct research of dodos, evolution and humankind to the place where Neanderthals lived and a Mosasaurus seems to be unearthed every other day. Until recently, palaeontology and evolutionary biolog
On 1 April 2019, Dr Josephine Joordens has been appointed as extraordinary professor on the “Naturalis Dubois Chair in Hominin Paleoecology and Evolution” at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University. She will hold her inaugural lecture on Thursday 13 J
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
Professor Katarina Harvati was 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. Harvati’s scient
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 were our closest relatives, a sister species to Homo sapiens, that lived in Eurasia from ca. 400.000 to shortly after 40.000 years ago. Their extinction is one of the most discussed, yet unresolved, topics in human evolution. This lecture will review the anatomy, behaviou
On Monday 6 November, 17.00-19.00, Eugene Dubois Chairholder Prof. Carel van Schaik will give a lecture on The Evolution of General Intelligence at Maastricht University. Summary: Recent work has shown that general intelligence is not limited to humans but also found in many animals.