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Sex, art and death: The forensic science of human evolution

When: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Origins Centre Museum
Start time:18:30
Enquiries:

bookings.origins@wits.ac.za

Cost: R65 adults/R50 Wits staff/R35 students

The Origins Centre Museum hosts Patrick Randolph Quinney to present this public lecture.

Any science can be forensic when used in the criminal justice system, but now the crime scene investigation skills are being used to study human evolution. This lecture will cover how forensic skills are being applied to deep-time, including how biometrics are being used to investigate who made Palaeolithic cave hand stencils, and how forensic taphonomy was used in the analyses of body disposal by Homo naledi from the Rising Star Cave.

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