Knowledge of the human past has entered a revolutionary age of discovery. New evidence and techniques from the natural and social sciences and the humanities are transforming how we understand human history and the light it sheds on today’s world. Dramatic initiatives synthesizing archaeology and paleoanthropology, cognitive sciences, computer science, digital humanities, environmental and climate studies, genetics, Geographic Information Systems, and ancient molecules are remaking our understanding of the human past. This intellectual ferment redefines and expands the very idea of history as it ushers in the consilience of the natural and the human sciences.
This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation.
Event is open to the public