Austin Founder Lions Club

Dr. John Kappelman's talk, "When Lucy Came Down from the Trees"

  • 09 Mar 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The High Road, 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX 78704


  • includes luncheon meal
  • Includes luncheon meal

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Dr. John Kappelman's talk

"When Lucy Came Down from the Trees"

Introduction by Lion Anne Rodgers

Talk about a cold case! UT Austin Professor John Kappelman is visiting our Founder Lions Club to present his recent hypothesis about how Lucy, the most famous fossil on the planet, met her demise 3.2 million years ago. The fossil was discovered more than 40 years ago, and until now, her cause of death was listed as “undetermined.” But when Lucy was in Texas recently, Dr. Kappelman and his team conducted high resolution CT scans of her bones and may have solved the coldest “cold case” in human evolution. 

Dr. Kappelman’s degrees include a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University, and an A.M. in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Earth and Planetary Sciences, both from Harvard University. 

He is a Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Geological Sciences at University of Texas at Austin where he has taught since 1988. He has conducted nearly 40 years of fieldwork across Africa and Asia, with current projects on Middle Stone Age modern humans in northwestern Ethiopia, Oligocene to Miocene monkeys and apes of West Turkana, Kenya, and the geological history of the Ethiopian Plateau. 

Don’t miss his fascinating talk.

Featured Lunch Meal:

Lemon Pepper Catfish over Rice

Cheesy Parsley Potatoes

Broccoli Florets

Pecan Pie

Optional Lunch Meal:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Commission of the Blind     
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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