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October Meeting: Shaking the tree (again): How does Homo naledi change our understanding of the human fossil record?

WHO- The Kentucky Paleontological Society (KPS).

WHEN- Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

WHERE- Lexington, Kentucky, Mines and Minerals Resources Building, Room 101, Rose Street, UK Campus.

There are two easy ways to get to the Mining and Minerals building. One way to get to the parking deck is to get on S. Limestone and take Huguelet across to University Ave. Turn left on University Ave., then left at the W. T. Young Library (Hilltop Ave). The parking deck will be on your right when you get to the end of Hilltop. The other way is to turn left on Columbia (which is now open) from Rose and take a right at Woodland (the light). Take Woodland up to Hilltop, turn right and follow it to the end (past Young library) to the parking deck which is free past 5:00 PM. The lat/long for the parking deck entrance is: 38.03348 -84.50395.

SPEAKER- Dr. Andrew Deane, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky

TOPICShaking the tree (again): How does Homo naledi change our understanding of the human fossil record?

Andrew Deane, UK paleoanthropologist and associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology will be this months speaker. He served as a member of the Rising Star Expedition, a group of international scientists who described more than 1,500 fossils exhumed from a cavern in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was one of 30 experts invited to help examine the fossils. Andrew focused on Homo naledi hands and feet.

For more information, please contact Dan Phelps (859) 296-4870.

Feel free to bring snacks, etc. for our hospitality table!

Bring your unidentified specimens for us to see!