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Film, Video Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

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  • Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

Summary

  • Adam Wilkins discussed his new book, "Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face." Human ancestors--traced back to primate species which lived over 60 million years ago--had typical mammalian faces that were fur-covered, with muzzles and sloping heads. However, the physical features and degree of expressiveness in a human face is highly unusual among mammals today. This lecture identified distinctive features of the human face, explored how and why our unique facial features evolved and detailed the critical role facial expression plays in human society.

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  • March 29, 2017

Running Time

  • 59 minutes 25 seconds

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  • video
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  • online text

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