Beyond Campus: Bringing MU to St. Lou 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:30pm

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Doors 6:00, presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Cortex Innovation Community, Havana Room (see below*)

Admission is free

“Neandertals as People: Exploring Lives of Humans in the Past

Libby Cowgill, Associate Professor of Anthropology

When we talk about human evolution, it’s all too easy to miss the humanity of the ancient peoples we evolved from, particularly when discussing species that aren’t even quite human. But it’s actually possible to reconstruct a good deal of the day-to-day lives of ancient human groups, such as Neandertals. This talk focuses on seeing the lives of Neandertals as human beings, explores the day-to-day world of Neandertal families, food, and activities, and explains how researchers know what they know.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

For more information on other events in this series, click, or contact Amanda Cook at or 573-884-4482.

*Location information for events at Cortex: 

Click here for a map of Cortex Innovation Center Parking options:

  • North Duncan lot is free for guests after 4 p.m.
  • Orange Garage ($2/hour)
  • North Silo visitor lot ($1/hour, but free if you exit after 7 p.m.)
  • Street parking (some free, some for a fee)

Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200, Cortex Innovation Community.
Click here for directions to Cortex. Once inside @4240, to get to Havana, take the elevator to the second floor, then go left and the room will be on your left.