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 rposton@knme.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.

Media Contact:  Evy Todd, (505) 277-1218; e-mail: etodd@knme.org