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Lucy

Are we there yet? Dr. John Kappelman discusses Africa and the human evolutionary journey at HMNS
May 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

In the history of mankind, there have been three major migrations: two of these happened a long time ago, and one (of the “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” type) happened in our own lifetime.  About 1.8 million years ago, hominids we call Homo erectus ventured outside Africa, wandering into Europe […]

Lions and zebra and black rhino, oh my! Join HMNS on an African safari next November
December 13, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

There are some things you just can’t see in your own backyard, or even at the Museum — so our entertaining and informative curators David Temple and Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout are bringing a group to Tanzania in November 2013. The unique eco-system of the Ngorongoro Crater, the vast savannahs of the Serengeti, the forest […]

Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution
April 21, 2010 · 3 Comments

Our new exhibition Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution is opening this Friday, and we know you have questions! In today’s post, Paul Bernhard answers some of the most frequent and important questions about our new fossil.  See the Archaeopteryx fossil, on display at HMNS April 23, 2010. What is the highlight of the exhibition and why?  […]

Lucy’s Great Mystery: Part 3
November 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

In Part One we learned the frightening facts: Lucy was surrounded by formidable felines. She was too slow to run away and she didn’t have weapons to repel 150 pound leopards or 500 pound  homothere saber-tooths. In Part Two we discussed even more of the fearsome predators surrounding Lucy, and began to discuss how futile fighting […]



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