Chatham University

Hollander Lecture in Women’s Leadership

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Dr. Alison Brooks is a paleoanthropologist and Paleolithic archaeologist who has worked at numerous locations in Africa, France, the Levant, and northern China. A pioneering woman in her field, she is an expert on early modern humans, Paleolithic archaeology, physical anthropology, paleoanthropology, ethnoarchaeology, and geochronology and she is an important figure in the debate over when, where, and why modern Homo sapiens originated. Dr. Brooks is a Professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University and also works for the Smithsonian Institution as a Research Associate. She is the author of numerous articles and books, and has not one, but three articles in the forthcoming edition of the journal, Science, about her site in Kenya and its implications for human origins. She is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been Awarded the Medal of Honor (Médaille d'Honneur) of the City of Toulouse, and Doctor of Letters honoris causae, Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Brooks earned her BA from Radcliffe College, and her MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Melody Harris
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