Dr. Carol Ward: The Future of the Past with New Technology and Ancient Fossils
Cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing human origins research and changing the way we understand our uniquely human traits. In this lecture, Gordon P. Getty Award laureate Dr. Carol Ward will guide us through the process of finding fossils and using modern approaches to unlock their secrets.
Dr. Ward specializes in studying the evolution of apes and early hominins, with a focus on the fossil record from East and South Africa, primarily Kenya. She co-leads the West Turkana Paleo Project, a paleontological fieldwork project in Kenya that aims to find fossil evidence of early hominins and their environments.
Dr. Ward will be receiving The Leakey Foundation's Gordon P. Getty Award for her multidisciplinary research that significantly advances science related to human origins, evolution, behavior and survival.
In partnership with The Leakey Foundation and California Academy of Sciences.
Photo courtesy the speaker.
Dr. Carol Ward
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri
Dr. Shannon Bennett
Chief of Science and Harry W. and Diana V. Hind Dean of Science and Research Collections, California Academy of Sciences—Moderator