Talks Zeresenay Alemseged: Finding the origins of humanity

October 18th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

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About this Talk

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged is looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia’s badlands. Here he talks about what he has found — including the oldest skeleton yet discovered of a hominid child — and how Africa holds the clues to what makes us human.

About Zeresenay Alemseged

Zeresenay “Zeray” Alemseged digs in the Ethiopian desert, looking for the earliest signs of humanity. His most exciting find: the 3.3-million-year-old bones of Selam, a 3-year-old hominid child, from the species Australopithecus afarensis.

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