Prof. DeSilva's new Book, "First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human," Launches April 6th.

Join author and paleoanthropologist Jeremy DeSilva as he weaves together a highly engaging evolutionary story exploring how walking on two legs allowed humans to become the planet's dominant species.

Join author and paleoanthropologist Jeremy DeSilva as he weaves together a highly engaging evolutionary story exploring how walking on two legs allowed humans to become the planet's dominant species. Register HERE

First Steps explores the unusual and extraordinary nature of walking on two legs. A seven-million-year journey to the very origins of the human lineage, First Steps shows how upright walking was a gateway to many of the other attributes that make us human—our technological abilities, our thirst for exploration, our use of language–and may have laid the foundation for our species' traits of compassion, empathy, and altruism. Moving from developmental psychology labs to ancient fossil sites throughout Africa and Eurasia, DeSilva brings to life our adventure walking on two legs.