Darwin Day Presentation to be Held Feb. 24

UALR’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology will host Dr. Peter Ungar’s presentation of “Fossil teeth and the diets of early human ancestors from Africa,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Engineering and Information Technology Building, Room 142.

Ungar is a distinguished professor of anthropology and the anthropology department chair at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Ungar’s research focuses on understanding how the distant ancestors of modern humans used their environments through reconstructing their dietary habits.  His research involves examining the relationships among the size, shape, and wear patterns of teeth as it relates to diet, observing nonhuman primate feeding habits, and studying the fossils remains of human ancestors.

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin.

For more information, contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at 569-3173.

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