Upcoming lecture: Michigan State University

For readers and friends in the Lansing area, I’ll be giving a lecture at Michigan State University on Thursday, October 4.. The talk is in the International Center room 115, at 2:15 pm.

Here’s a promo:

Hybrids and Ghosts: How ancient DNA and new fossils are changing the science of human origins.

John Hawks is delivering a lecture on Ancient DNA & Human Origins. The rapidly changing field of ancient DNA has settled into a kind of normal science, as several teams of researchers have coalesced around a set of approaches to discover the genetic relationships among ancient peoples.

I’ll be talking about Neandertals, Denisovans, and various signatures of other ancestral human populations, as well as the increasingly complex fossil record.