The Story of Us: 4 Million Years in the Making - Part 2: Characteristics of Being Human

Event Location Parker at the Pavilion
Pavilion Theatre, 2nd Fl.
443 River Road
Highland Park, NJ
Event Date and Time 8/16/2017 1:00:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Michael Wallach
This three-part series is the story of how human beings came to be, our nature, and what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom.
Part 2: Characteristics of Being Human

Dr. Wallach will discuss the seven characteristics of modern humans: 
  1. Walking upright
  2. Making and using tools
  3. Having a particular body type
  4. Large brains
  5. A complex social organization
  6. Language
  7. Manipulation of the environment
The central theme of the talk is the question, "What exactly is human culture, and how did it evolve?"