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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7 PM CT
Your Eye, My Eye, and the Eye of the Aye-Aye
by Dr. Christopher Kirk
Department of Anthropology, UT - Austin
Lecture title: Your Eye, My Eye, and the Eye of the Aye-Aye: Evolution of Human Vision from 65 Million Years Ago to the Present.
What is the Lecture About?
More info about Dr.Kirk's discovery of fossilized primates in west Texas can be found in an article from The University of Texas.
Dr. Chris Kirk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas – Austin. Dr. Kirk teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in physical anthropology, is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropology and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and is the author of numerous professional publications, including papers published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the American Journal of Primatology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kirk has a broad array of research interests in physical anthropology, including sensory ecology, functional morphology, and paleontology. His primary research interest is the evolution of primate sensory systems, important to physical anthropology because many of the major adaptive shifts that occurred during the course of primate evolution involved key changes in sensory anatomy and ecology.
The Paleontology Portal is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology, from the professional in the lab to the interested amateur scouting for fossils to the student in any classroom.
From The University of Texas:
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