Scientists in the Spotlight
Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Paleoanthropologist
“Yohannes Haile-Selassie is a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and director of the Institute of Human Origins at ASU. His research interest is understanding the paleobiology and paleoecology of early human ancestors based on the fossil record. He has made fossil discoveries that are significant in human origins research and leads an international multidisciplinary team that conducts fieldwork in the Afar Region of Ethiopia.”
Source: Profile (Links to an external site.)Profile: Yohannes Haile-Selassie
Materials to Review
1. Watch this TEDx talk
2. Read this; you’ll have to scroll down past other scientists.
Yohannes Haile-Sellassie: Origin Hunter
What to submit
Submit a post of at least 250 words, addressing the questions below. Please break it into paragraphs. Provide a timestamp from the video, relevant to one of your answers to the four questions.
What was most interesting or most confusing about xxxx and his work?
What did you learn about how scientists find hominin fossils in the field?
What do these materials tell you about the types of people that do science?
What new questions do you have after reviewing these materials?
Ted talk https://youtu.be/ELCl43Yfg4o?si=3faUcwY2DDVHSAiZ