Speaker Series

Speaker Series

The Leakey Foundation Annual Speaker Series on Human Origins is a lecture series from top scientists in the field of human origins. This program has been the cornerstone of our education and outreach efforts for over four decades. If you are in San Francisco, New York, Chicago or Houston, check our calendar for the next lecture near you!

Upcoming Events

Chicago, IL

Alesi: The Life, Death, and Discovery of an Ancestor

10.12.17  6:00 pmThe recent discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil infant ape skull has offered a rare glimpse of what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The fossil, nicknamed “Alesi,” was discovered by a member of Dr. Isaiah Nengo’s research team. In this talk, Dr. Nengo will share the story of finding this rare fossil and discuss what cutting-edge technology has uncovered about the life of this ancient infant.

San Francisco, CA

The Origins of the Genus Homo

10.25.17  7:00 pmIn this talk, paleoanthropologist Dr. Bernard Wood will survey the history of attempts to find fossils of the earliest members of the genus Homo, including very recent and controversial additions.

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