Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm – The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman discusses the evolutionary history of the human body by examining major transformations the body has made over the millennia. The lecture, book launch and reception will take place Thursday, September 26, beginning at 6 pm. From the advent of bipedalism, to the rise of hunter-gatherers and the development of a very large brain, the human body has adapted in ways that allow for exceptional athletic endurance and intelligence. Central to Lieberman’s lecture are the effects of cultural evolutionary forces on our health and longevity. Lecture followed by a reception in the Harvard Museum of Natural History galleries.

Free and open to the public. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage after 5:00 pm.