1st session

Early humans in Africa

Becoming human – fossil hominins from Southern Africa. Bernhard Zipfel (University Curator of Collections, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).

Early modern human fossils from Eastern Africa – recent investigation on the archaeology of the Ngaloba beds, Laetoli northern Tanzania. Fidelis Masao (Professor, Dept. of History and Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania).

African Structure: Moving Beyond Multiregional and Simple Out of Africa Models of Human Evolution. Mark Thomas (Professor, Dept. of Genetics, University College London, London, UK).