This is a past event.

Blade & Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity 

When: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8 2012
Price: free
lindahalllibrary.org
According to UMKC history professor William B. Ashworth Jr., 1859 was a big year for science. That's when two revolutionary ideas took hold: Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and the notion that humans are ancient inhabitants of the Earth. "If one believes that humans are ancient and hunted mammoths and made stone tools, one is said to believe in human antiquity," Ashworth says. He also acts as a consultant at Linda Hall Library (5109 Cherry, 816-363-4600) and has curated the library's new exhibit Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity, which presents — through replicas of ancient skulls, 14 wall panels depicting battles between ancient men and cave bears, and some of the first photos of Neanderthals ever published — a view into prehistory that dispels the notion that humans just popped up one day. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. and is free, but tickets are required. See lindahall.org/events for reservations.
— Crystal K. Wiebe

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Map

Nearby

History

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation