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Cleveland, Lucy, and Human Evolution

Speaker(s): Donald Johanson

Cleveland, OH

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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In 1975 the 3.2-million-year-old hominin fossil known as “Lucy” arrived in Cleveland, where she and hundreds of other fossils would spend the next five years. Dr. Donald Johanson’s lab at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History became a hotbed of activity as scientists traveled from all over the world to see the collection. Forty-five years later, Dr. Johanson will share his story of the excitement and controversy of the “golden age” of paleoanthropology. He will reflect on Lucy’s role as ambassador to the past and her profound impact on the field of human origins.

Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Institute of Human Origins.

Sponsored by:
Camilla and George Smith
Ann and Gordon Getty


October 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Donald Johanson

Founding Director and Virginia M Ullman Chair in Human Origins
Institute on Human Origins
Arizona State University

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