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A Human Journey through Time – Lunch Talk Series – The Origin, Evolution & Future of Human through Paleontology by Mr. Vincent WONG



A Human Journey through Time

The Origin, Evolution & Future of Human through Paleontology

by Mr. Vincent WONG

Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life, largely through fossils which includes two main varieties, namely body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils refer to the actual fossilized biological remains of living organisms such as bones and teeth which can indicate their physique and physical capability. By dating and comparing body fossils of similar organisms we can trace their evolution history. For human, it can trace the journey from mammal to primates to hominine. Trace fossils are indications of the activities of the living organisms such as foot prints and burrows which can help us to understand the living organism's level of intelligence. For human, trace fossils also include cultural remains such as tools, art objects, architectural relics and writings which were being developed through the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and continued to the present day.

This talk attempts to explain through paleontology the origin, evolution, migration, cultural remains as well as the future of human using layman terms and colorful illustrations.

 

About the Speaker

Mr. Vincent WONG

        Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971

        MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000

        MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers

        Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.

        Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.

        Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.

 

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