The largest collection of ancient human bones ever discovered in Africa was excavated from chambers deep within South Africa’s Rising Star cave. In 2013, six women scientists squeezed through the twisting passages of this cave to unearth more than 1,500 fossils representing at least 15 individuals of the newly discovered early human species Homo naledi. In this lecture, paleoanthropologist and Homo naledi study team member Dr. Jeremy DeSilva will discuss what we know about these fossils and how these findings are changing not only science, but how we define “human.”
This event is produced in partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
“Early Bird” tickets are $16 or $10 for Leakey Foundation supporters and museum members until May 14.
To receive the discount, call the museum box office at (713) 639-4629 and use the promo code “LECLeakeyFnd.”
Student Admission (at box office with valid student ID) – $8.00
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