Coffee & Viz - The Curious Case of Homo naledi: a New and Enigmatic Addition to the Human Family Tree


Friday, April 12, 2019
9:30am to 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-04-12 09:30:00 2019-04-12 09:30:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

Join Dr. Christopher Walker as he discusses the discovery of the largest hominin (group including humans and our extinct relatives) fossil assemblage ever found on the African continent and describes the unique anatomy and significance of a peculiar creature that roamed southern Africa roughly 250 thousand years ago. Dr. Walker, an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was a member of the first team of scientists to examine the fossils and designate a new species: Homo naledi.

Contact Information

Shelby Hallman

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.