The Stone Age Institute Presents

Dr. Ralph L. Holloway


Ralph Holloway

“Paleoneurological Windows
Human Brain Evolution”

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
Bloomington, Indiana

Dr. Ralph Holloway is a paleoneurologist at Columbia University, a Research Associate with the American Museum of Naural History, and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a pioneer in paleoneurology, the study of the evolution of the brain using fossil brain cases (endocasts). Holloway's research interests are in craniology, endocasts, primate behavior, biology of gender, and sexual dimorphism in the corpus callosum, to name a few. He has published numerous books and articles on his areas of interest.

Dr. Holloway's lecture will illustrate some of the promise and limitations of the use of fossil endocasts to uncover clues about brain changes in our earliest ancestors, from 3 million year old australopithecines, through the earliest fossils of the genus Homo, the “Hobbit" (Homo floresiensis), and Neanderthals.

This is a free public event. All are welcome.