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The Future of the Past with New Technology and Ancient Fossils

May 5 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

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Cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing human origins research and changing the way we understand our uniquely human traits. In this lecture, Gordon P. Getty Award laureate Dr. Carol Ward will guide us through the process of finding fossils and using modern approaches to unlock their secrets.

A photo of Brian Hare holding a golden lab puppy.

Dr. Brian Hare is the author of Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity and the New York Times Bestseller The Genius of Dogs. He is the Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and professor and chair of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. He is also a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and a core member of the Duke Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr. Hare’s work has gained worldwide recognition through media appearances on radio, television, and documentary films.

Presented in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and the Commonwealth Club of California.

Sponsored by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Camilla and George Smith, and the Joan and Arnold Travis Education Fund.

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