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.