January 11, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey on Human Origins @ the Bell House, FREE!

Dig into 2015! Several different species of humans (hominins) have existed over the last few million years. They're gone now. All that's left is good-old Homo sapiens. But don’t feel too lonely. At the next Secret Science Club, Shara Bailey introduces our long-lost cousins—the Neandertals, Homo floresiensis (the “Hobbit”), Australopithecus, and more.

A physical anthropologist at NYU and the Center for the Study of Human Origins, Shara Bailey delves into the the history of human evolution. She asks:
What hominin species existed before modern humans—or even co-existed with us?
How did our human ancestors change as they evolved? How are we different, and where were the earliest Homo sapiens found?
What can 3-D imaging, confocal microscopy, computer modeling, and genetic analysis of bones and teeth tell us about the lives, childhoods, and diets of our ancient ancestors?

Before & After
Sip our early-modern cocktail, the Paleo Riot
Bone up! Stick around for the taxonomically challenged Q&A
Stomp to Anthropocene grooves

This all-too-human edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, January 20, 8 pm @ the Bell House149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!