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Exploring Human Ancestry: Hands-On Family Activities

  • The Library Center auditorium 4653 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, MO, 65810 United States (map)

This is a part of the EXPLORING HUMAN ORIGINS traveling exhibition at the Library Center from May 9 - June 2.

Saturday, April 23, 11 am - 5pm at the Library center auditorium, for grade 3 through adult

What skeletal features enable our upright, bipedal walking? How do features of our legs and pelvis differ from those of apes, who don't usually walk upright? Take some time for a fun, educational family experience to see how we know what we know from the human fossil record. Join faculty and students from Missouri State University's Departments Sociology and Anthropology to compare fossil casts of early members of the human family with those of modern humans and of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.