Terry Harrison, Chris Stringer, and Christophe Soligo organized a one-day conference to celebrate the important contributions Peter Andrews has made to the field of palaeoanthropology. The conference, which was open to the public, was held on September 21, 2009, at University College London (Archaeology Lecture Theatre, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London WC1). It was scheduled to precede the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meetings in Bristol (September 23–26).
The conference, entitled “Human and Primate Evolution in Context: A Celebration of Peter Andrews’ Contributions to Palaeoanthropology,” was organized around the three major themes that have been central to Peter’s research interests over the past forty years—primate evolution, palaeoecology and taphonomy, and human evolution. The presentations, given by close colleagues and former students of Peter Andrews, covered various aspects of these topics. The list of speakers included Christophe Soligo, Eric Delson, Terry Harrison, Jay Kelley, Lawrence Martin, Mikael Fortelius, Kay Behrensmeyer, Kris Kovarovic, Yolanda Fernandez-Jalvo, Leslie Aiello, Bernard Wood, and Chris Stringer.
Details of the program are given in the conference flyer, which you can download here (PDF format).
Organizers and Chairs: Terry Harrison, Chris Stringer, and Christophe Soligo
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Origins and University College London