The Stone Age Institute Lecture "The Technological Ape: Human Evolution and the Rise of Tool-Making"
The CRAFT Research Center, Indiana University & The Stone Age Institute present the lecture,
“The Technological Ape: Human Evolution and the Rise of Tool-Making” by Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth, Professors at Indiana University and Co-Directors of The Stone Age Institute and CRAFT Research Center. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Schick and Toth will draw on over three decades of archaeological research investigating the origins and evolution of human technology and its role in human evolution. Schick and Toth have conducted research in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and are experts in making and using primitive stone tools. They taught apes to make and use stone tools, studied one of the last traditional stone technologies in New Guinea, collaborated on brain imaging studies and biomechanical studies of stone tool activities. There will also be a brief demonstration of stone tool manufacture. The event is free, and all interested are welcome. Reception following the talk.