Colloquium "Archaeology of Origins"
- From 08/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 from 10:00 at 16:00
- Musée de L'Homme - Paris
ANR ARCHOR restitution colloquium « Archaeology of Origins »
8 & 9 June 2017
Auditorium Jean Rouch, Musée de L’Homme
17 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris
See the program : programme-colloque-anr-archor.pdf (598.88 KB)
The ARCHOR project aims to reconstruct the origins and beginnings of hominins' technology 3 millions years ago and beyond thanks to field data recorded by West Turkana Archaeological Project, North Kenya. The objective is to study cognitive capacities and abilities of the first hominins at the beginning as well as the first steps of the evolution of a new and unique behaviour for primates : the manufacture of stone tools. The experimental approach is one of the main methodological aspects of this project, along with the biomechanical reconstruction of hominins' body and manual gestures during these activities.
Musée de L'Homme 17, Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris France