Open Class “The Rising Star Cave fossils and the evolution bipedalism” | 21 November | 18:30 | Room 38

 21 Nov 2019 - 18:30

The Rising Star Cave in South Africa has one of the largest assemblages of human fossil remains on the planet and therefore represents a unique treasure trove for understanding human evolution. Doctor Lukas Friedl studies these fossils to understand how, over several species and millions of years, the evolution of bipedalism in humanity took place.

Taking advantage of a quick visit to Portugal where Dr Lukas Friedl has been collaborating for a decade in the international team excavating Lapa do Picareiro (Alcanena), we will have the opportunity to know the history of these discoveries and the reasons why this researcher works in Portugal.



Dr. Lukas Friedl | Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia, Sedlackova, Plzen, Czech Republic.


Department of History, Arts and Humanities