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October 2017

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

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Payton College Prep High School, 1034 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States

The 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.

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The Origins of the Genus Homo

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

In 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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