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Homo naledi and the Chamber of Secrets

May 14 is the final day for discounted ‘early bird’ tickets for our upcoming lecture, “Homo naledi and the Chamber of Secrets” with Dr. Jeremy DeSilva. The lecture will be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on May 21 at 6:30 pm.

The largest collection of ancient human bones ever discovered in Africa was excavated from chambers deep within South Africa’s Rising Star cave. In 2013, six women scientists squeezed through the twisting passages of this cave to unearth more than 1,500 fossils representing at least 15 individuals of the newly discovered early human species Homo naledi.

In this lecture, paleoanthropologist and Homo naledi study team member Dr. Jeremy DeSilva will discuss what we know about these fossils and how these findings are changing not only science, but how we define “human.”

Early bird tickets are $16 (through May 14) or $10 for Leakey Foundation supporters and HMNS members. To receive the Leakey Foundation supporter discount, call the museum box office at (713) 639-4629 and use the promo code “LECLeakeyFnd.”

Starting May 15, tickets will be $14 for museum members and Leakey Foundation supporters, general admission tickets will be $20.

Student tickets will also be available at the box office. Show your valid student ID for $8.00 student admission.

Get your tickets now!



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