EDU@1UC: Catching Fire: Did the Invention of Controlled Fire Make Us Human? (CANCELED)

Lecturer(s)
Alan Rocke
Distinguished University Professor and Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor Emeritus, History, CWRU
Location
One University Circle
Date
Wednesday June 17
Time
6-7:30 p.m.

Paleoanthropologists can say surprisingly little with any confidence about how and when early humans developed the crucial ability to create, control, and utilize fire. In this talk, Alan Rocke, an historian of science and technology, will describe recent studies that suggest that the discovery of fire may have occurred much earlier than previously thought, and may have played a developmental role in the physiological formation of the human species, through the invention of cooking. Significantly, some aspects of this research could bear implications for contemporary nutrition and disease.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$7
Nonmember Cost
$12
Cost includes wine and appetizers