While most people think of fossils and artifacts as the most important lines of evidence for understanding the past, genetic evidence also plays a major role. Join us as Miguel Vilar, genetic anthropologist and Project Manager of the Geographic Project at National Geographic, shares information about how genetic evidence is used to trace the origin of our species, Homo sapiens, as well as the migrations of ancient modern humans throughout the world.

Moderator: Briana Pobiner, Sinai and Synapses Fellow and Paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.

This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics series. 

(Image Credit: Courtesy of Miguel Vilar)  


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