The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) lecture series has operated since 1990 to foster science education in our community for youths through adults. Once a month during the academic year, MAPS offers stimulating free science programming, bringing educators and local citizens into contact with scientists and mind-expanding ideas.
Spring 2022 Virtual Event Schedule
All virtual events will be live streamed to the GVM YouTube. *The 2/25/22 presentation will be held live in the MJC East Campus Auditorium. Sign up below to get an email reminder a day or two before the next event our subscribe to the GVM YouTube channel.
Paleoanthropologist excavations of Homo naledi in the Rising Star Cave
Dr. Elliott is a biological anthropologist, interested in the Human Journey – how, why and when humans became who we are today. In 2013 she became one of six “Underground Astronauts” on the Rising Star Expedition, which led to the naming of a new hominin species, Homo naledi. Discovered deep in a cave in the Cradle of Humankind in September 2013, Homo naledi is one of the newest members of the human family. In just 8 years it has become one of the largest assemblages of fossil hominins in the world and is notable for the unprecedented quality and completeness of the remains.
- Dr. Marina Elliott, Ph.D.
- Friday, April 22, 2022
- 7:30pm Via Zoom
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MAPS is grateful to MJC, the MJC Foundation, SCOE, the MTA Modesto Teachers Assn. and the GVM for generous support.