Renowned Scientists to Share Insights on Human Evolution
Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Institute for the Science of Origins and The Leakey Foundation have joined forces to co-host an open to the public event that explores the mystery of human evolution while offering a rare opportunity to hear from the experts in the field.
On Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 eleven of the world’s leading paleoanthropologists will gather to discuss the current understanding of our early human ancestors. The scientists will be going back in time to between 3 and 4 million years to discuss human evolution including “Lucy”, the world famous 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor.
The program will kick-off Thursday, September, 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. where Dr. Bernard Wood will present his lecture "Relatives and Ancestors". The lecture will take place at Case Western Reserve University's Strosacker Auditorium.
Dr. Wood is the University Professor of Human Origins and director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at The George Washington University, and is an adjunct senior scientist at the National Museum of Natural History.
On Friday, September 20, a public symposium titled "On the Trail of Lucy: A Collaborative Exploration of Australopithecus" will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Tickets for each event are $10 per person with a special package price of $15 for both events. College and high school students will be admitted free with valid ID. Registration is required.
For keynote lecture description, symposium agenda and registration, visit cmnh.org/site/Lucy.aspx or call (216) 231-1177.