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Dig into archaeology, geology, mineralogy and more at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from 10am to 4pm Saturday, October 13. This event is included with general admission. Members get in free! Talk with Museum curators, volunteers and staff from the departments of: Vertebrate Paleontology Paleobotany & Paleoecology Mineralogy Invertebrate Paleontology Archaeology Meet guest scientists and representatives from local clubs and societies including: Cleveland Grotto of the National Speleological Society Cleveland Geological Society Buckeye Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association…Find out more »
Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie Curator of Physical Anthropology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History The writing of our last 6 million years of evolutionary history has primarily been based on ancient fossils recovered from the Afar desert of Ethiopia. As more fossils are uncovered from new sites, such as Woranso-Mille, new chapters are added to the story. Dr. Haile-Selassie will talk about recent discoveries from Woranso-Mille and discuss their tremendous impact on rewriting the history of our origins and evolution.Find out more »
Dr. Donald Johanson Founding Director and Virginia M Ullman Chair in Human Origins, Arizona State University In early 1975, the 3.2-million-year-old hominin fossil known as “Lucy” arrived in Cleveland, where she and hundreds of other fossils would spend the next five years. Dr. Donald Johanson’s lab at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History became a hotbed of activity as scientists traveled from all over the world to see the collection. Forty-five years later, Dr. Johanson will share his story of…Find out more »
Dr. Menno Schilthuizen Senior Researcher, Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Leiden University Three-quarters of humans live in cities, and a large portion of the planet's landmass is urbanized. With much of the rest covered by human-shaped farms, pasture, and plantations, where can nature still go? One possibility: to the cities. Thanks to evolutionary adaptation taking place at unprecedented speeds, plants and animals are devising new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that…Find out more »