The Stone Age Institute Presents
the 2011 Origins Symposium


Origins poster

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whittenberger Auditorium
Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University, Bloomington

This is a free public event presented by the Stone Age Institute and Indiana University's CRAFT research center. All interested are welcome.

See Symposium Schedule below:


Symposium Schedule



9:00 AM Introductory remarks:
Kathy Schick, CRAFT Research Center & Stone Age Institute
Karen Hanson, Provost
Sarita Soni, Vice Provost for Research
Jean Robinson, Executive Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
9:20 Timothy Londergan (Physics): The Big Bang and its Aftershocks
9:40 Catherine Pilachowski (Astronomy): How Stars and Galaxies Form the Elements
10:00 Abhijit Basu (Geology): Our Solar System and Earth, and What Meteorites Can Tell U
10:20 Lisa Pratt (Geology): Origins of Life on Earth (and Beyond?)
10:55 Claudia Johnson (Geology): Origins of Corals and Evolution of One of the Most Productive Ecosystems on Earth – Reefs!
11:15 Rudolf Raff (Biology): Animals: 500 Million Years of Evolutionary Innovation
11:35 James Farlow (Geology - Ft. Wayne): Dinosaurs: A View from the Ground Up
NOON - 1:30 PM



1:30 PM David Polly (Geology): The Mammalian Radiation
1:50 Kevin Hunt (Anthropology): The Rise of Primates, Apes, and Early Hominins
2:10 Nicholas Toth (Anthropology): The First Toolmakers and Origins of Genus Homo
2:30 Jackson Njau (Geology): Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: A Case Study in Human Evolution
3:05 P. Tom Schoenemann (Anthropology): The Origin and Evolution of the Modern Human Brain
3:25 Kathy Schick (Anthropology): Later Hominin Evolution and the Rise of Symbolism
3:45 Geoffrey Conrad (Anthropology): The Origins of Modern Life: Foraging, Farming, and Civilization
4:05 Elizabeth Raff (Biology): Origins, Evolution and Being Human in the Modern World
Final Remarks