Humans—Are We the Exception?

Jonathan Marks

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers

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Human evolution is biocultural. Its processes are fundamentally dissimilar from the processes that have produced other primate species. Dr. Jonathan Marks defends the surprisingly unpopular position that humans are different from other kinds of species and cannot readily be understood without taking humankind’s unique characteristics into consideration. In this spirited talk, he discusses how the cultural aspects of human evolution define what it means to be human.



Video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd

Sponsored by Santa Fe Audio Visual, 1st National Bank of Santa Fe, and Walter Burke Catering

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