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Dig into 2015! Secret Science Club presents Paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey on Human Evolution
Jan 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm| Free
Several different species of humans (hominins) have existed over the last few million years. They’re gone now. All that’s left is good-old Homo sapiens. But don’t feel too lonely. At the next Secret Science Club, Shara Bailey introduces your long-lost cousins—Neandertals, Homo floresiensis (the “Hobbit”), Australopithecus, and more.
A physical anthropologist at NYU and the Center for the Study of Human Origins, Dr. Bailey delves into the history of human evolution. She asks:
–What hominin species existed before modern humans—or even co-existed with us?
–How did our human ancestors change as they evolved? How are we different, and where were the earliest Homo sapiens found?
–What can 3-D imaging, confocal microscopy, computer modeling, and genetic analysis of bones and teeth tell us about the lives, childhoods, and diets of our ancient ancestors?
Before & After
–Sip our early-modern cocktail, the Paleo Riot
–Stomp to Anthropocene grooves
–Bone up! Stick around for the taxonomically challenged Q&A
This all-too-human edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, January 20, 8pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!
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