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TEDxZurich - Peter Schmid - Australopithecus sediba
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Added Dec 6, 2011
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In 2008 Peter Schmid and his team made a discovery that would have a profound impact on the way we explain the emergence of mankind. The bones and fragments of this new species they had discovered, showed both human and australopith, or pre-human, characteristics. After publishing many articles in "Science" about the discoveries, overthrowing decade-old theories with his new evidence, and creating a stir within the anthropological community, Mr. Schmid wants to tackle the following question for us: Is Australopithecus sediba the missing link? Peter Schmid, Anthropologist Peter Schmid, senior lecturer at the Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich Peter Schmid got his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 1983, and has been doing research in the field of anthropology ever since. He is also the curator of the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Zurich. Web: Museum of Anthropology In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)