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NEW FOSSIL DISCOVERY REDEFINES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN!

A discussion about H. naledi with Duke Professor Steven Churchill
September 17th, 2015
1:00 PM

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VIDEO: Churchill discusses the open public nature of the H. naledi research & publication process

 

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics, Old Chem 011

Light lunch served.

Banner image from Lee R. Berger, et al, eLife 2015;4:e09560, Sept. 10, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.09560.019

Join us for a discussion with Duke Professor Steven Churchill about the recently announced discovery of a new fossil human relative, Homo naledi, found in a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa. Churchill was a member of the research team that made the discovery, and will talk with us about how the find affects our knowledge of our human ancestors.

Watch Dawn of Humanity, a 2-hour NOVA special documenting the research team's work in South Africa. The special aired on local PBS affiliate WUNC-TV at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Read about H. naledi:

Check out what Steven Churchill had to say about H. naledi below!

Steven Churchill

Duke University Evolutionary Anthropology
Steven Churchill is Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. He is a human paleontologist studying morphological and behavioral adaptation in archaic and modern humans of the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Through comparative functional-morphological analysis of human fossil remains, coupled with investigation of the archeological ...
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