Swallow Hall, a 19th Century Gothic Building,
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Dr. Libby Cowgill will be presenting “Neandertals as People: Exploring Lives of Humans in the Past”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Associate Professor   Libby Cowgill  , Anthropology

“Neandertals as People: Exploring Lives of Humans in the Past”


Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park
Parking information here

Admission is free if pre-registered; admission for walk-ins will be $10. Contact Amanda Cook to register.

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.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

For more information on other events in this series, go to coas.missouri.edu/news/beyond-campus-kc-2018, or contact Amanda Cook at MUASevents@missouri.edu or 573-884-4482.