December 2018: Dr. Shara Bailey, “Making Sense of Neanderthals: bones, teeth, and genes”

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Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3pm

The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture

Dr. Shara Bailey, Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Making Sense of Neanderthals: bones, teeth and genes

Recent studies have shown that 1-4% of our DNA comes from Neanderthals. What does that mean? Prof. Shara Bailey will review the latest finds regarding Neandertal paleobiology, their behavior and extinction. Lecture followed by hands-on examination of fossil casts!

Unless otherwise noted:

  • Lectures are on Sundays at 3PM
  • Lectures are held in Spiro Hall, Room 2, Wagner College, 631 Howard Avenue, Staten Island NY.
  • Free parking is available in the first Campus Road lot (accessed by turning onto Campus Road from Howard Avenue and turning left at first parking lot).
  • The lower entrance to Spiro Hall adjoins the parking lot. Please enter directly from the parking lot.
  • Meet the speaker over coffee and cake following each lecture. Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lectures (September and March) are free and open to all.
  • Archaeology Society of Staten Island (ASSI) lectures are free for ASSI and AIA members, students 22 years or younger and Wagner faculty and staff. (Please show ID)
  • Others may attend ASSI lectures for a suggested $10.00 donation or may join ASSI at the door.

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