This event is Co-sponsored by Orange County Society of Archaeological Institute of America. Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley predicted that Africa would ultimately prove to be the cradle of humankind in spite of strong opposition from scholars who embraced a Eurocentric view for human origins. The 1974 discovery of Lucy heralded a new epoch in human origins and her species has become the benchmark by which all other finds are judged. Donald Johanson, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University. Known world-wide for his discovery of the Lucy skeleton, Dr. Johanson is the author of seven books and the host of the three-part Nova series In Search of Human Origins.
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http://merage.uci.edu... Tickets are FREE & distributed at 6:30 PM. Admission to the event is on a "1st come, 1st served" basis. Also in the Dining Room of the Center, guests can watch a real-time big screen video feed, & enjoy the program if the auditorium is at full capacity. Coffee & desserts provided during reception.