October 29, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Please join us as Dr. Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History leads a discussion on “Evidence for Human Communities in the Prehistoric Record” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested is welcome. Dinner is $15 per person.
Briana Pobiner is a paleoanthropologist whose research centers on the evolution of human diet (with a focus on meat-eating), but has included topics as diverse as human cannibalism and chimpanzee carnivory. She has done research in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Romania, and Indonesia. Since joining the Smithsonian in 2005 to help put together the Hall of Human Origins, in addition to continuing her active field, laboratory, and experimental research programs, she leads the Human Origins Program’s education and outreach efforts and manages the Human Origins Program’s public programs, website content, social media, and exhibition volunteer training. Dr. Pobiner has a BA from Bryn Mawr College where she created her own major called Evolutionary Studies, and an MA and PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University. Briana is also an associate research professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University.
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