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September 2018

$10 – $18

The Evolution and Meanings of Human Skin Color

September 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

In this lecture, Nina Jablonski will discuss the evolution of human skin color and how color-based race concepts have influenced societies and social well-being.

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Free with admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Family Class: Skin We Are In

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Join anthropologist Nina Jablonski for an exploration of the science behind skin color. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin and its meaning. She will also read from her new book Skin We Are In.

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October 2018


2018 Fellows Tour – “Origins: China’s Early Human History and Prehistoric Culture”

October 8 - October 20

Join The Leakey Foundation on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to China. 21st century China presents a unique combination of the very ancient and the very modern. Our 2018 Leakey Foundation Fellows Trip led by Dr. Steve Kuhn will combine the very best of both. This exciting and educational trip will combine behind-the-scenes exploration of China's early human history with luxury experiences in the exciting modern cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

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November 2018


What Makes Us Human? Lessons from the Study of Wild Chimpanzees

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago, Chicago, IL United States

In this talk, Dr. John Mitani will review findings that reveal some interesting parallels between humans and chimpanzees with respect to friendships, longevity, and cooperation.

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Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is a screening of the award-winning documentary Rise of the Warrior Apes featuring a question and answer session with collaborating scientist Dr. John Mitani.

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December 2018


The New Chimpanzee: A Twenty-First-Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

In this lecture and his new book The New Chimpanzee, Craig Stanford reviews the past two decades of chimpanzee field research. From culture to warfare, from our diet to our politics, the study of wild chimpanzees continues to change the way we understand both human nature and the apes themselves.

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