In London at the Royal Society on
Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October 2009
is a top level conference on The first 4 million years of human evolution
The event is free but prior registration is essential
Location: The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
Led by Professor Alan Walker FRS and Professor Christopher Stringer FRS
"Spectacular discoveries of early members of the human lineage including nearly complete skeletons and dozens of other 6 to 2 million year old fossils have been made recently. Also new methods are now available to extract behavioral and life history information from such fossils.
This meeting brings together field and analytical researchers to develop a synthetic account.
Speakers and chairs include Michel Brunet, Robin Crompton, Christopher Dean, Robert Foley (chair), Cinzia Fornai, Yohannes Haile Selassie, Paul Harvey (chair), William Kimbel, Sudhir Kumar, Julia Lee-Thorp, Owen Lovejoy, Willliam McGrew, Phil Reno, Fred Spoor, Peter Ungar, Carol Ward, Tim White."