Join C2ST for a talk with the renowned anthropologist, Dr. Anna C. Roosevelt, as she discusses her work on how the environment and humans have interacted throughout history, and how this may inform these same interactions today!
Long-term Human-Environment Interaction in Amazonia: A Research Odyssey from 13,000 to the Present
Many researchers used to think that the tropical forest was a virgin habitat, a barrier to human evolution and development of complex societies, but this was a misconception from a lack of scientific information from prehistoric sites in such environments. Dr. Anna C. Roosevelt has been a pioneer in the research of the history of human presence in Amazonia. Her application of scientific technology to research there has had dramatic results indicating a long sequence of human cultures, from Paleoindian rock-art foragers to complex, mound-building societies with agriculture. In this talk, she will illustrate her research on that sequence and trace its implications for the evolution of both forest diversity and human origins.
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A cash bar cocktail hour will be available starting at 4:30 pm, Dr. Roosevelt’s talk will begin at 6:10. A paid dinner at the Cliff Dwellers Club will be available after the program for those who wish to make a reservation. To make a dinner reservation, please email Vivian at email@example.com or call 312-922-8080.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 South Michigan Avenue #22, Chicago, IL 60604.
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