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Event Title:

Human Origins Research in the Time of COVID-19

Event Description:

“COVID-19 has disrupted research travel globally. How have scientists who conduct international fieldwork responded to this challenge?

Dr. Rick Potts, Director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, will share his creative response to this situation and describe how he was able to conduct a “virtual” field season at two sites in Kenya in the summer of 2021 in collaboration with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya.

Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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

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

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Event Date:

September 30, 2021 at 11:30AM–12:30PM ET

Sponsoring Organization:

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History