Our Neandertal Heritage on April 24, 2016

Our Neandertal Heritage


Teresa Steele, PhD Anthropology at University of California, Davis

and Tim Weaver, PhD Anthropology at University of California, Davis


Sunday, April 24, 2016

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Yolo County Library, Arthur F. Turner Branch

1212 Merkley Avenue,

West Sacramento, CA 95691



2:00 Teresa Steele, PhD, “Varsche Rivier 003 (South Africa): recent investigations into behavioral variation during the Middle Stone Age and implication for modern human origins”

3:00 Tim Weaver, PhD, “The Role of History and Chance in Human Evolution”


Teresa Steele, PhD Anthropology UCD – work on the later phases of human evolution – the emergence of the earliest people who were behaviorally and anatomically modern. In particular, why these fully modern humans spread out of Africa about 50,000 years ago and were able to replace the Neandertals in Europe.

Tim Weaver PhD Anthropology UCD – work on human evolution, with a focus on the emergence, evolution, and disappearance of Neandertals, and the related question of the origins of humans who were anatomically and behaviorally modern and especially the recent finds in South Africa