Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park
Presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30.
Admission is free if pre-registered; admission for walk-ins will be $10.
“Neandertals as People: Exploring Lives of Humans in the Past”
Associate Professor Libby Cowgill, 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.
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