During the May GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Michael Westaway gives a fascinating talk on human evolution in Australia and south east Asia and some of the latest discoveries that are changing the shape of our past, such as fossil evidence showing the emergence of modern humans to be far earlier that previously recorded and the importance of a strong relationship between researches and indigenous communities so they can continue to unearth and study these amazing fossils.
Listen to Michael's talk: click here
Slides: click here
About the speaker
Dr Michael Westaway (Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University)
Dr Michael Westaway is a biological anthropologist and archaeologist and with a strong interest in human evolution in Australia and South East Asia and zooarchaeology in Australia. Michael's primary research interests include human evolution and human impacts in ancient environments, including understanding megafauna extinction in Australia and understanding Australia's first-nation peoples origins.