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Final Tate Lecture Features Dr. Donald Johanson

Courtesy of Casper College

Renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Donald Johanson, will be the final presenter in the Tate Geological Museum’s “Science in the Public Eye” lecture series on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. The series is free and open to the public.

Johanson is the discoverer of “Lucy,” one of the most complete skeletons of a female Australopithecus afarensis in 1974. The 3.2 million-year-old fossil was found in the Afar Triangle region of Hadar, Ethiopia. He is the author of the 1981 bestseller “Lucy: The Beginning of Humankind” and 2009’s “Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins.”

“Understanding who we are is not just a matter of idle curiosity. It is a matter of survival for our own species as well as for the millions of other species with whom we share Earth. For without a clearer understanding of who we are, we will fall far short of the kind of future we would want for ourselves and for our children,” said Johanson.

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Johanson’s presentation will take place in the John F. Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School.