Our Shared Origin Story: From Human Origins to the Neolithic Revolutions

with Adam van Arsdale, Wellesley College

Engaging with Experts


Tuesday April 11, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm




5 PDPs


Partnership educators: No cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Especially for grade 6, open to all

The humanities and social sciences are built upon fundamental questions of what it means to be human, and what the major turning points were that led to our modern species. This Engaging with Experts conversation with Wellesley College Professor of Anthropology Adam Van Arsdale examines the archaeological record in order to explore the long history of human development. From Homo sapiens’ emergence in Africa to our global migrations, this session focuses on the bodies and brains that enabled the invention of tools, harnessing of fire, creation of art and language, and Neolithic Revolutions that changed human beings and the natural world — with all the seismic consequences along the way.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

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Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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