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September 18, 2008

Burke Museum Presents “Lucy Talks” Lecture Series Inspired by Lucy’s Legacy at PSC

Dr. Mark Collard - From Lucy to Lactose: The Evolution of Human Adaptation,
Pacific Science Center, Eames Auditorium,
Thurs., October 16, 2008, 7 pm

Seattle – The Burke Museum has partnered with the Pacific Science Center to present a series of lectures inspired by Pacific Science Center’s exhibit Lucy's Legacy: the Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, opening Oct. 4.

The lecture series, Lucy Talks, brings five experts in the fields of human evolutionary studies, forensic anthropology, and fossil conservation to speak to the public about the latest research in evolutionary anthropology and to discuss how a 3.2 million-year-old hominid fossil named "Lucy" continues to influence our world today.

On Thurs., Oct. 16, Dr. Mark Collard kicks off the Lucy Talks series with his presentation From Lucy to Lactose: The Evolution of Human Adaptation. Dr. Collard is an associate professor in Human Evolutionary Studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He will discuss how humans have evolved and adapted to a changing world from the emergence of the hominid lineage to the present day.

Each talk features leading experts culminating in a not-to-be-missed lecture by Dr. Donald Johanson, the scientist who discovered "Lucy" in 1974.This series will offer unique insights into the way scientists go about the business of collecting and analyzing information and then sharing it with the world:

Nov. 13, 2008: Dr. Katherine Taylor presents Looking Through Time: How Modern Methods Are Shedding New Light on Old Bones"

Dec. 11, 2008: Drs. Nancy Odegaard and Vicki Cassman present Travels with Lucy: Or How to Pack when You’re Over 3 Million Years Old

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Dec. 11, 2008: Drs. Nancy Odegaard and Vicki Cassman present Travels with Lucy: Or How to Pack when You’re Over 3 Million Years Old

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Dec. 11, 2008: Drs. Nancy Odegaard and Vicki Cassman present Travels with Lucy: Or How to Pack when You’re Over 3 Million Years Old

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

Jan. 8, 2009: Dr. Patricia Kramer presents Lucy Walks: Functional Morphology and the Evolution of Bipedalism

Feb. 5, 2009: Dr. Donald Johanson presents Lucy’s LegacyAll talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

All talks are on Thursdays at 7 pm at the Pacific Science Center's Eames Auditorium, except Dr. Johanson’s lecture, held at UW Kane Hall. A ticket is required for admission and ranges from free to $15 depending on lecture. Tickets are available at Pacific Science Center or by phone at 1-888-PSC-TIX1. For more information visit Pacific Science Center’s website, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

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Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia is on exhibit from Oct. 4, 2008 - March 8, 2009 at the Pacific Science Center.
Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia is on exhibit from Oct. 4, 2008 - March 8, 2009 at the Pacific Science Center.
Photo courtesy Houston Museum of Natural Science