Join our first SPAFA SESH for 2023: “Updates on Paleoanthropology in Southeast Asia”, 27 Jan at 1pm (BKK time) on Facebook Live and Zoom

Date: 27 January 2023

Time: 1 p.m. (Bangkok time)

Online Platform: Facebook Live and on *Zoom. *JOIN on the Zoom platform, here:


This SPAFA SESH will explore two prominent extinct species of archaic humans discovered in Southeast Asia, the Homo floresiensis and the Denisovans. Dr Debbie Argue‘s presentation will be about the features of Homo floresiensis – to see where this species fits on the human evolutionary tree and to look at the implications this has for our understanding of human evolution. Moreover, Dr Fabrice Demeter will discuss recent findings about the Denisovan DNA extracted from a molar found in northern Laos.

Guest Speakers: Dr Debbie Argue (Australian National University) and Dr Fabrice Demeter (Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre)

Moderator: SEAMEO SPAFA Researchers, Supitcha Sutthanonkul and Anne Marie Valera

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