Becoming Human: Our Evolutionary Journey
Paleontologist Donald Johanson’s 1974 discovery of “Lucy,” the most widely known and thoroughly studied fossil find of the 20th century, provided a crucial link in the chain connecting us to our distant progenitors.
In addition to making his own scientific discoveries, Johanson has devoted himself to sharing and explaining the important work of paleontologists such as himself to the general public. His 2009 book Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins offers the latest interpretations of Lucy and more recent developments in the field.
Driven by a notion that we cannot fully grasp who we are and where we are headed as a species until we have a more complete knowledge of our evolutionary roots, Johanson will report on the latest discoveries from Africa and reflect on the lessons that continue to be learned from Lucy. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
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The National Geographic Lecture Series is proudly sponsored by KCTS 9.