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The Curious Case of Homo naledi

May 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What We Do (and Don't) Know About Our Newest Extinct Relative


Join Dr. William Harcourt-Smith as he explores Homo naledi, the early human relative recently discovered deep within Rising Star cave in South Africa. This find, consisting of over 1500 fossil fragments, is arguably one of the most significant fossil discoveries of the last half-century, and Harcourt-Smith led one of the first teams to examine the fossils. In this talk he will discuss what makes Homo naledi so unique, where it may fit within the human lineage and what consequences this ground-breaking discovery may have for our current understanding of human evolution.


May 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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