THE LONGEST WALK: Winning the Human Race

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

Journey through 300 millennia of human history to reveal the secrets of our survival

Since our ancestors split from their ape cousins, many Hominin species have roamed the Earth. Today, only Homo sapiens remain. Why did we survive and thrive to become the planet’s most dominant species? Why did we prevail?

Palaeontologist and former presenter of ABC TV’s Catalyst Paul Willis will lead a discussion on how recent scientific technology has added to the wealth of archaeological data and tease out the truths behind more than 300,000 years of human survival.

Image Credit: © Sculpture Elisabeth Daynes, Paris

THE LONGEST WALK: Winning the Human Race is presented in conjunction with Griffith University

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Lisa Matisoo-Smith

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Lisa Matisoo-Smith

Lisa Matisoo-Smith is Professor of Biological Anthropology in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a Fellow...

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Adam Brumm

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Adam Brumm

Adam Brumm is an archaeologist and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Queensland’s Griffith University. He has conducted archaeological research in Indonesia over the past 14 years, most recently leading...

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Paul Willis

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Paul Willis

Paul Willis is former Director of the Royal Institution of Australia, presenter on ABC TV's Catalyst program, palaeontologist and career science communicator.

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Peter Hiscock

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Peter Hiscock

Peter Hiscock is the inaugural Tom Austen Brown Professor of Australian Archaeology at The University of Sydney. He was previously Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University (2008-2013).

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Rainer Grun

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Rainer Grun

Prof Rainer Grun is Professor in Archaeogeochemistry at Griffith University and Director of the Australian Research Centre of Human Evolution (ARCHE). Prof Grun is a world-renowned leader in Quaternary geochronology...

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140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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