Science Pub: Arlington Springs, Man or Woman?
SBMNH Curator of Anthropology John Johnson, PhD, will discuss how forensic science and modern technology provide new information about the oldest human bones found in the Americas.
When: Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: 21+
In 1959, the 13,000-year old Arlington Springs remains (the oldest human bones found in North and South America) were discovered and identified to be male. In 1989, the bones were deemed to be female. In 2006, after another reevaluation, they were back to being male. What? How? Why? Come to Science Pub and learn how museum collections, forensic science, and modern technology provide new information for scientists that impacts what we know and what we thought we knew.
Join a fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations. No reservations are required. Be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat and order your favorite drink and treat.
For more information: 805-682-4711 ext. 110.
Event posted Aug. 9, 2011
Last updated Aug. 9, 2011