Rick Potts delivers keynote talk

Copyright © Matthew Tomkinson, 2 April, 2014

Copyright © Matthew Tomkinson, 2 April, 2014

Dr. Rick Potts, Director of the Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution, delivered a keynote address at the Green Arabia conference.  The talk was entitled, “Climate Dynamics and Human Origins”.

Rick is a pioneer in examining the relations between climate variability and human evolution. His talk discussed the complex relations between climate change and human origins, using archaeological and fossil evidence especially from Africa. Particularly interesting and pertinent to discussions about Arabia was his emphasis on lake drilling to reconstruct past environments and monsoon dynamics.