who discovered Lucy to give XVII distinguished JAR
1973, Donald C. Johanson, Ph.D., and a small team of scientists
shook the world when they discovered a nearly complete hominid
skeleton in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia.
Lucy, the three-million-year-old fossil was the
first to offer evidence that early humans with very small brains
and apelike jaws walked erect at the end of the Pliocene era.
UNMs XVII Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR) Distinguished
Lecturer, Johanson will discuss the current understanding of
early human origins in light of recent discoveries much older
lecture, Lucy: 30 Years Later, will be presented
Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in UNMs Keller Hall, located
next to Popejoy Hall.
is a fundraiser for the UNM Anthropology Department graduate
student support fund, established this year in honor of the
departments 75th anniversary.
are $15 or $5 with a UNM student ID and are available at the
UNM Bookstore and PIT ticket offices, Raleys, Western
Warehouse and www.tickets.com, or call 925-5858. If available,
tickets will be sold at the Popejoy Box Office one hour prior
to the event.
to the lecture, Johanson will lead a free seminar New
Hominid Finds from Hadar, Ethiopia on Friday, Oct. 10
at noon at the UNM Hibben Center, rm. 105.
is the Virginia M. Ullman Professor in the Department of Anthropology
at Arizona State University where he is also director of the
Institute of Human Origins.
his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1974 and is one
of the worlds leading human paleontologists. His 1982
book with M. Edey, Lucy: The Beginnings of Humanity,
was much acclaimed. Articles in National Geographic magazine
and World Book were influential in generating public interest
in human origins research.
early 1970s, besides continuing to conduct research in Ethiopia,
Johanson has directed projects in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, and
in Eritrea, Jordan and Iran.
on UNMs Journal of Anthropological Research or the JAR
lecture, call 277-4544 or visit http://www.unm.edu/~jar.
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