Out of Africa. More than red hair.
I am talking (briefly) at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in a session entitled Out of Africa. As usual the other speakers look as though they know much more about the topic than me. For booking details follow the link.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 – 17:00Throughout history, as humans migrated further away from the equator and nearer the poles, our ancestors were forced to adapt to the new environments they faced. How did humans evolve to cope with shorter days, less intense sun and new hunting (and farming) challenges? Psychologist Angela Clow, evolutionary geneticist Mark Thomas and dermatologistJonathan Rees explore how we evolved and how these adaptations helped us survive.