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Ten Years of Human Origins Research

Published: 16 December 2010

Southampton’s Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO) is celebrating ten years of exploring puzzling questions into the origin of our species using everything from stone tools and human fossils to ancient landscapes.

Originally launched by Professor Clive Gamble and now led by Dr John McNabb, CAHO is marking its anniversary by hosting a two day symposium (28-29 January 2011) Unravelling the Palaeolithic. Ten Years of Research at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins.

CAHO’s researchers and postgraduate students are conducting fieldwork in almost every corner of the world. They have been studying Neanderthal presence on Jersey, early modern human occupation in North and South Africa and early Stone Age sites across Britain and Europe. In collaboration with several other universities, the Centre started the Ice Age Network, which involves staff and guest speakers broadcasting lectures on the Internet.

The Centre is a major partner in The Lucy Project, Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain, the British Academy’s seven year multidisciplinary Centenary Research Project. It attracted the largest research grant ever given by the British Academy and its aim is to explore how it is that we came to be human.

More information about CAHO can be found on the Centre’s webpages

For further information on the symposium and to register see http://caho10.wordpress.com.

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