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World Heritage in South Africa's Cradle of Humankind

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 |
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Visitor Center at the Cradle of Humankind, a large mound building covered in greenery, a massive stylized strand of DNA monument outside the front entrance.


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South Africa's Cradle of Humankind has long been a hotbed of discovery for human ancestor fossils. Just 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, this protected region must balance multiple interests in research, development, and human rights. This talk will discuss ongoing research and the efforts to continue to educate and engage the public, while emphasizing the need for continued protection.

Speaker: George Leader, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania; Consulting Scholar, Mutter Research Institute, College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Honorary Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

$15 General | $10 Member | $5 Virtual

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