Meeting Naledi – The Discovery of Our Newest Human Relative
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00:00 PM PST - 6:30:00 PM PST
In September of 2013 dedicated amateur cavers in South Africa exploring beyond the edges of the well-known Rising Star Cave came across a collection of human looking bones. Over the following months, a remarkable team building effort led to the discovery of the richest early human fossil site on the African continent and the naming of a new species - Homo naledi. In the first of a two part webinar series, TIES teacher John Mead will share his experience getting to know and work with the team and detailing the once-in-a-lifetime experience of how these new fossils were recovered and studied. If you do not know about the greatest human fossil discovery since Lucy, then please join us for John’s presentation. Part Two of this Webinar will focus on how this discovery can impact the study of human evolution in science classrooms.
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