UCLA Extension and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Partner to Host Series

Cutting Edge Archaeology is a ten-week lecture series beginning in January featuring archaeological experts discussing their research on different regions of the world. It is jointly presented by UCLA Extension and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, which houses the country’s highest-ranking archaeology programs. From Peru to Greece, guest researchers highlight major investigations and…

Hard Evidence: First Human Genome From Africa

On a June morning in 2012, Matthew Curtis and his fellow investigators made the kind of discovery archaeologists dream about: the remains of a 4,500-year-old man. Of their discovery in an Ethiopian cave, Curtis, a UCLA Extension instructor, recalls, “It was exciting because we knew this skeleton could tell us a lot about the people…