The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Date: 

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street

Free public lecture, book launch, and reception.

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman will discuss the evolutionary history of the human body by examining major transformations the body has made over the millennia. From the advent of bipedalism, to the rise of hunter-gatherers and the development of a very large brain, the human body has adapted in ways that have allowed for exceptional athletic endurance and intelligence. Central to Lieberman’s lecture are the effects of cultural evolutionary forces on our health and longevity. Lecture followed by book signing and reception in the Harvard Museum of Natural History galleries presented with support from Pantheon Books. Advance copies of Professor Lieberman's book, The Story of the Human Body, will be available for purchase at the event, one week prior to the official publication date.

Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage after 5:00 pm.