February 05, 2013
|Winter Park Institute visiting scholar Donald Johanson discusses human origin with Rollins anthropology students.|
On Wednesday, January 30, Winter Park Institute visiting scholar Donald Johanson shared how his discovery of the now-famous skeleton named Lucy became the benchmark by which all future discoveries are judged. He also shared photos and stories of his archaeological career, providing insight on humanity's common origin and inherent interconnectedness. Find more information on Winter Park Institute speakers and events.
Donald Johanson explains how all species can be traced back to Africa.
"Africa is the crucible for human origins. We are inexorably intertwined with the natural world."
Donald Johanson signs copies of his book and chats with members of the Rollins community following his presentation on Wednesday, January 30.
"We are united by our past. Lucy reminds us of our connectedness to each other. I hope this insight will help humanity make informed decisions about the direction of the species as we move forward."