‘The Life and Times of Dr Matthew Tocheri’ – Live Q & A event hosted by the Anthropology Society

The Life and Times of Dr Matthew Tocheri slide, with image of an archaeological dig below

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Hobbit (but were afraid to ask)

The Anthropology Society will be hosting a Q & A session with Dr Matthew Tocheri, Canada Research Chair in Human Origins and Associate Professor at Lakehead University, on Tuesday 13th October between 18:00 and 20:00.

Dr Tocheri is a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Programme. His research focuses on the evolutionary history and functional morphology of humans and great apes with a particular focus on the so-called ‘hobbits’ of human evolution, Homo floresiensis. He particularly specialises on the primitive wrist morphology of Homo floresiensis and the impacts this had on hominin evolution.

The event will be moderated by Professor of Biological Anthropology, Matthew Skinner, and will take place in Templeman Lecture Theatre whilst simultaneously being hosted on Microsoft Teams. Due to social-distancing regulations, the lecture theatre capacity will be limited to 30, so a first-come, first-served procedure will be in place. However, for those that cannot make it to the in-person event, participation can be accessed virtually using the Teams link.

This will be the first in-person event this term presented by the Anthropology Society and has been conceived as more of an informal gathering as opposed to a lecture, providing a relaxed environment to discuss Dr Tocheri’s career and research. An open questions feed will be run both leading up to and during the evening, so please come armed with questions.

Dr Tocheri in front of a slide of different hominin likenesses across the various evolutionary stages of early man

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