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Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution with Stanley Ambrose

Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution

In the 2015 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. lecture on Thursday, March 12, Stanley H. Ambrose, will discuss the behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern humans and the demise of Neanderthals. 

The Revolution in Plant Evolution with Pamela Soltis

The Revolution in Plant Evolution

On Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 pm, Pamela Soltis will discuss the way in which access to digital images of natural history collections is becoming a game changer in the understanding of plant evolution.

Finding Our Way, An Exploration of Human Navigation, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments recently opened a new exhibition, Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation. This new exhibit explores the biological underpinnings' of human navigation and its technological history.