Donald Johanson (left) and Richard Leakey at a recent visit to TBI's Ileret research facility. Photo credit: Raymonde Bonnefille.
Celebrating decades of groundbreaking exploration in East Africa, these renowned paleoanthropologists will make this joint appearance to discuss the overwhelming evidence for evolution in the hominid fossil record and why understanding our evolutionary history is so important.
Known for such landmark discoveries as “Lucy” (Johanson) and “Turkana Boy” (Leakey), the work of these two scientists, over the last forty years, has produced much of the fossil evidence which forms our understanding of human evolution. Looking back over careers spanning forty-plus years, these men will share the stories behind their monumental finds and offer a look at what’s ahead in human evolutionary research.
The event is made possible through a joint partnership of the American Museum of Natural History, the Arizona State University Institute of Human Origins, and the Turkana Basin Institute.