How does evolution shape us as a species?

How does evolution shape us as a species?
Image: Darwin's finches 1845 (public domain)


In celebration of International Darwin Day 2021, ANU biological anthropologists will discuss how they use evolutionary principles in their research investigating humans as a species.


Webinar schedule

10-10.35am Friday 12 February 2021 AEDT - 3 minute talks:


Dr Katharine Balolia

How can we reconstruct the social lives of our ancestors?


Associate Professor Alison Behie

How do natural disasters change our evolutionary trajectory?


Dr Geoff Kushnick

Can evolutionary thinking help us understand why people own land?


Dr Clare McFadden

What can past human populations tell us about adapting to island life?


Dr Justyna Miszkiewicz

How have our bones changed over the last 10,000 years?


Dr Stacey Ward

Does being the black sheep make you sick?


Dr Laura Wilson

Why didn’t we domesticate the zebra and what does it tell us about human evolution?

10.35-11.00am Friday 12 February 2021 AEDT - panel discussion with Q&A from participants

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Date & time

Fri 12 Feb 2021, 10–11am


Online, free and open to all


School of Archaeology and Anthropology


Dr Justyna Miszkiewicz
+61 2 6125 9295


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