How Physics Can Measure Tempo and Mode of Human Evolution March 29, 2021 8 am EDT (3 pm EET – SESAME, Jordan time)
The lecture will be delivered by Claudio Tuniz (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy). The whole duration will be about 60 mn.
The reconstruction of human history in the deep past is based on data obtained through the characterisation of hominid fossils, of their cultural products, and of the environment in which they lived. Such data include age and microstructure of the materials of interest. Dating methods based on radioactivity, such as radiocarbon, luminescence, and uranium-thorium, ...