The Great Apes are the closest living ancestors of humans, but we seem worlds apart. The evolutionary history of hominids remains hotly debated and a new book by University of Toronto professor Dr. David Begun suggests that the European continent played a much larger role in shaping hominid adaptations. This event will feature a short lecture by Dr. Begun about his new book, followed by a conversation with him and other primate experts from the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and Planet Madagascar about how apes have evolved and what their early evolution can teach us about ourselves, and why most species are now critically endangered.
Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of daytime lectures. Lectures are followed by a short reception with coffee, tea and treats, and access to some of the ROM’s newest exhibits!