Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson will lecture on campus Nov. 13
Fort Worth, TX | October 30, 2012 02:02 PM | Print this story
Noted paleoanthropologist Dr. Donald Johanson will speak at TCU Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive.
The 7 p.m. lecture, titled “Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins,” is free and open to the public although seat reservations are required. Go to http://tinyurl.com/9b4ljwl
to register. Dr. Johanson will autograph his book on the subject immediately following the event.
Dr. Johanson’s life's work has produced some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the study of human origins, including the 3.2-million-year-old "Lucy" skeleton that he unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974. In his remarks, he will recall Lucy’s discovery and explore the lessons learned from looking at humanity through the lens of time.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Johanson received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago and went on join the Anthropology faculty at Case Western University, Kent State and Stanford. His reputation is based on his archaeological work in the field, which began while he was still an undergraduate. He has participated in expeditions in South Africa, Tanzania and, most famously, Ethiopia.
Dr. Johanson is currently director of the Institute of Human Origins he founded at Arizona State University in 1981.
For more details about the event, phone 817-257-7470 or email Shawn Keane at email@example.com.