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MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

HALL OF HUMAN ORIGINS

ON A TOUR LED BY DOCENT MILLICENT (FIND HER EVERY THURSDAY AT THE MUSEUM!), WE LEARNED ABOUT THE ROOTS OF THE FAMILY TREE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES.  

LITTLE FOOT AND LUCY WERE BONES FOUND TO BE OVER 3 MILLION YEARS OLD.  

NEANDERTHALS DELIBERATELY BURIED THE DEAD.

TOOLS DEVELOPED TO KILL, WHICH MOVED HUMANS FROM BEING VEGETARIANS TO MEAT EATERS, WERE DEVELOPED 1.8 MILLIONS YEARS AGO BY HOMO ERECTUS (ASIA) AND NEANDERTHALS (EUROPE).  IF THE AUSTRALOPITHECUS IN 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY ARE 3 MILLION YEARS OLD, KUBRICK SHOWS THE MONOLITH INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS TO KILL 1.2 MILLION YEARS EARLY.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

 
Earlier Event: January 4
STRAUSS PILL!
Later Event: January 18
MEET UP: 1968 AND VIOLENCE