Prof Lee Berger will be presenting a book signing and short public lecture on Monday, 29th of May 2017.
Lee R Berger is a Research Professor at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand as well as an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. An award-winning researcher, author, and speaker, Berger is the winner of National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration, the Rolex Explorer of the Year, and was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2016. He has appeared in dozens of television documentaries and is a regular commentator on evolution and palaeontology.
Found deep in an underground cave in South Africa, Homo naledi is the newest member of the human family tree. Two short excavation periods recovered more than 1 500 remains of unprecedented quality and completeness. Professor Lee Berger will discuss how this extraordinary discovery was made and share details and information about the find and the fossils.
29 May 2017 18h30-21h30 Origins Centre (check out our fb page for more)