Hot Science – Cool Talks: Solving a 3.2 Million-Year-Old Mystery

Solving a 3.2-Million-Year-Old Mystery: 

How Lucy Died

with Dr. John Kappelman

Professor of Anthropology and Geological Sciences

Over a 1,000 attendees joined us for Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s

talk in February. Our next Hot Science – Cool Talks event is

free but registration is required.


Lucy, a fossil more than 3.2 million years old, is among the oldest,

most complete skeletons of any adult, erect-walking human ancestor.

Dr. Kappelman shares the fascinating story of how one of the

oldest cold cases in the world was solved.


Solving a 3.2-Million-Year-Old Mystery:

How Lucy Died

Friday, March 24, 2017


Community Science Fair – 5:30 – 6:40 p.m.

Talk with Q & A – 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Welch Hall, UT Campus


For more information about the talk, or to register, please visit