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What Is Lucy’s Legacy?
March 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Whenever the topic of human evolution comes up in a classroom you are bound to hear the name “Lucy” thrown around. But who exactly is Lucy and why is she so important? Well, tracing the roots of the human family tree is a tough task. Most ancient human skeletons discovered are only fragmentary, but when Lucy’s […]

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?  […]



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