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Science Happy Hour + Neandertals as People

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Science Happy Hour + Neandertals as People: Exploring Lives of Humans in the Past with Dr. Libby Cowgill, MU, Department of Anthropology

When we talk about human evolution, it’s all too easy to miss the humanity of the ancient peoples we evolved from, particularly when discussing species that aren’t even quite human. But it’s actually possible to reconstruct a good deal of the day-to-day lives of ancient human groups, such as Neandertals. This talk focuses on seeing the lives of Neandertals as human beings, explores the day-to-day world of Neandertal families, food, and activities, and explains how researchers know what they know.

Special Event Time: 6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30-7:30 PM Presentation

There will be a reception intended for MU alumni from 7:30-8pm. We will provide pizza for this science happy hour.


*Museum at Prairiefire members receive discounts on special events and FREE tickets to regularly scheduled programming, like Science Happy Hour. To receive your discount, log into your new MAP account. If you haven’t logged in before, email us at info@visitthemap.org to set up your account.

**Must be 21+ with proof of ID to consume alcoholic beverages.



What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Presentation begins at 6:30 pm

Where can I park?
Prairiefire Parking Garage

What should I expect out of the evening?
A 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.

What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults

Do I need to bring anything?
Your curiosity!


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