If only our human ancestors' teeth could talk. Well... They kind of can!
Our ancestors can communicate a great deal of information about themselves to us thousands of years later through their bones. What is they can tell us about their diet and ways of life and how do listen to what they are trying to say?
We zoom in on teeth and the stories their microscopic clues tell us with Tanya Smith, a professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University, with her talk. “The Tales Teeth Tell: Human Development, Evolution, and Behaviour”.
Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau, a geochronologist and a geochemist and also the head of the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group, will then help us take a step back and look at the legal, scientific, ethical and spiritual aspect of remains with his talk, “Who owns humankind - at the crossroad between scientific object and spiritual subject”.