Events Calendar
Nov 8
16:30 - 20:00
Distinguished Visitor Lecture: The Stirling Lecture
Anthropology & Human Ecology Research Seminar
Almost human: recent discovery of two new fossil human species in South Africa, by Prof. Lee Berger (Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of Witwatersrand)

The Stirling Lecture for 2016 will be given by Professor Lee Berger (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) who will present two of his most recent discoveries for which he was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people. As a professor of human evolution and National Geographic Explorer Prof. Berger has been searching South Africa and the Cradle of Humankind for over two decades for the fossil evidence of human evolution. In the last 10 years he has discovered two of the most important new fossil human species: Australopithecus sediba (important for its combination of primitive and derived skeletal morphology) and Homo naledi (important for its combination of early human skeletal morphology yet with evidence for deliberate disposal of its dead). Prof. Berger will speak about the discovery and challenging excavation of these important fossils and also how they are changing our understanding of the human evolutionary story.


16:30 - Reception for SAC staff and students in Swingland

17:30 - Public reception in Keynes foyer with fossil cast exhibition

18:30 - Stirling Lecture - Prof. Lee Berger

If you would like to submit a question for Professor Berger, please email, or tweet your question using #UniKentEvents

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