ENMU to Host Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lectureship on March 23
Portales, NM (03/14/2018) — The 19th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lectureship guest speaker, Juliet K. Brophy, Ph.D., will give a presentation titled "Discovering Homo Naledi: the Newest Species in the Human Line" on March 23 at 7 p.m. in room 110 of the Art and Anthropology Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the ENMU Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club.
Dr. Brophy is an assistant professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University and is a biological anthropologist with a specialization in paleoanthropology. In 2014, she began analyzing teeth from the Rising Star fossil site in South Africa. Her presentation will highlight what findings she and the team concluded while researching the fossil teeth. She will also discuss the unique anatomy of the skeleton and describe the mystery as to how the fossils came to be in the cave.
For more information, contact the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology at 575-562-2206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.