BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Washington College//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Washington College Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20140309T070000 RDATE:20140309T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20141102T060000 RDATE:20141102T060000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140220T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140220T193000 LOCATION:Hynson Lounge GEO:39.218029;-76.068159 SUMMARY:Recipes for Change: Briana Pobiner DESCRIPTION: X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html: URL: CATEGORIES:Lectures,Open to the Public,C.V. Starr Center,Environment LAST-MODIFIED:20140214T163029Z ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: X-LIVEWHALE-TYPE:events X-LIVEWHALE-ID:4797 X-LIVEWHALE-TIMEZONE:America/New_York X-LIVEWHALE-IMAGE: X-LIVEWHALE-CONTACT-INFO:Kathy Thornton
\nProgram and Intern Coordinator
\nCenter for Environment &\; Society
\ X-LIVEWHALE-SUMMARY:The Real Paleodiet: What Our Ancestors Ate and How We Know
\nBriana Pobiner is a Research Scientist and Museum Educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Pobiner has a BA in Evolutionary Studies from Bryn Mawr College\, where she created her own major\, and an MA and PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University. Her research centers on the evolution of human diet (with a focus on meat-eating)\, but has included topics as diverse as cannibalism in the Cook Islands and chimpanzee carnivory. She has done fieldwork in Kenya\, Tanzania\, South Africa\, and Indonesia and has been supported in her research by the Fulbright-Hays program\, the Leakey Foundation\, the National Geographic Society\, the National Science Foundation\, Rutgers University\, the Society for American Archaeology\, the Smithsonian Institution\, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Her favorite field moments include falling asleep in a tent in the Serengeti in Tanzania while listening to the distant whoops of hyenas\, watching a pride of lions eat a zebra carcass on the Kenyan equator\, and discovering fossil bones that were last touched\, butchered and eaten by one of her 1.5 million year old ancestors. She came to the Smithsonian in 2005 to help work on the Hall of Human Origins\, got bitten by the "public understanding of science" bug and hasn't looked back\, continuing to do her research while leading the Human Origins Program's education and outreach efforts. She currently manages the Human Origins Program's public programs\, website content\, social media\, and volunteer content training.  \;
This lecture is the first of four lectures in the Recipes for Change series. This series is sponsored by the C.V Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience\, the Center for Environment &\; Society\, and the Anthropology Department.