Climate change, species extinction, flooding – humanity was facing all these threats to survival thousands of years ago.
Join our next online public lecture to discover the powerful messages from the past being revealed by BU’s archaeology and palaeontology researchers – and what they might tell us about how to deal with the crises of the 21st century.
Learning from the past: how humans have adapted to crisis will take place on Thursday 12 May and will run from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Principal Academic Dr Sally Reynolds will talk about her work exploring fossil footprints in White Sands National Park and what they can tell us about human migration and the hunting of megafauna, such as giant sloth.
Lecturer in Archaeological & Palaeoenvironmental Modelling Dr Philip Riris will discuss how ancient humans adapted to changes in their climate and environment.
There will also be the opportunity for discussion and questions.
This is the fourth event in our online public lecture series, which is showcasing BU research and expertise as part of the #ourBUstory campaign. Future events will explore listening to seldom heard voices, and supporting the regional economy.