Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) Auditorium


9:00 a.m. Welcome Dr. Robert McGrath
Provost, Stony Brook University
9:10 a.m. Introduction Dr. Richard Leakey
Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
9:25 a.m. Presentation of Speakers Dr. William Jungers
Professor of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University
9:30 a.m. Reconstructing the Evolution of Homo sapiens in Africa Dr. Günter Braüer
Hamburg University
10:00 a.m The Evolution and Development of Modern Human Skull Form Dr. Daniel Lieberman
Harvard University
10:30 a.m Coffee Break
10:45 a.m The Faces of History: How Evolution Shaped the Way We Look Dr. Marta Mirazón Lahr
Cambridge University
11:15 a.m Panel Discussion Dr.Emma Mbua
National Museums of Kenya
Dr. Osbjorn Pearson
University of New Mexico
Dr. Philip Rightmire
Binghamton University
Dr. Frederick Grine
Stony Brook University
Dr. Maureen O’ Leary
Stony Brook University
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:25 p.m. Presentation of Speakers Dr. John Shea
Stony Brook University
1:30 p.m. The Antiquity of Modern Human Behavior Dr. Sally McBrearty
University of Connecticut
2:00 p.m. Population Bottlenecks and the Evolution of Modern Human Behavior Dr. Stan Ambrose
University of Illinois
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. Modern Human Origins in the Levant Dr. John Shea
Stony Brook University
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion Dr. Zelalem Assefa
Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Frank Brown
University of Utah
Dr. Marta Mirazón Lahr
Cambridge University
Dr. Ian Tattersall
American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Thomas Volman
Cornell University
4:00 p.m. Reception for Speakers and invited guests