When, why and how humans spread across the Earth are fundamental questions that have long been asked by scientists.
KNME's Science Cafe explores the "Mystery of the First Americans," on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m.- noon, at the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Hibben Center, located east of University Blvd., between Las Lomas and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Speaker James Dixon, director of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and professor of anthropology, discusses human migration, and the belief that the initial colonization of the North Americas began shortly after the height of the last Ice Age; however, scholars differ on the southern route traversed by the peoples of Northeast Asia.
Science Cafe is designed to be for the entire family. Parents and grandparents are strongly encouraged to bring their budding engineers and scientists along. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston, community outreach coordinator, KNME Education & Outreach Department at 277‑2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNME Science Cafes are presented with support from UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Applied Research Associates, and Sandia National Labs.
For updates on KNME Science Cafes, and local and national science, nature and technology programs, visit KNME new online community web portal — Science Central.
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KNME's Science Cafe Presents ‘Mystery of the First Americans'
February 18, 2012