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FAU Virtual Frontiers in Science: Homo naledi and the Rising Star Cave
Join Marina Elliot, Ph.D. , Biological Anthropologist, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa for this Frontiers in Science Virtual Lecture.

Discovered in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa in 2013, Homo naledi is one of the newest members of the human family. In just 7 years it has become one of the largest assemblages of fossil hominins in the world and is notable for the unprecedented quality and completeness of the remains. In addition, the nature of the deposit suggests that Homo naledi may have been engaging in complex behaviors previously assumed to have been practiced only by modern humans. Dr. Elliott was one of six “Underground Astronaunts” who excavated this remarkable find. Since then, she has continued to excavate the site and conduct research on Homo naledi. In this lecture, Dr. Elliott will share her experience of the original Rising Star Expedition and describe what the research to date has learned about the biology and behaviour of this fascinating new species.

Learn more about the FAU Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series at: http://www.science.fau.edu/frontiers.

Jan 29, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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