LECTURE: National Geographic LIVE! Cave Of Bones With Lee Berger
FRI, NOV 3, 8 PM MEYERHOFF
This lecture is hosted by Lee Berger, the paleoanthropologist who, in 2008 uncovered Australopithecus sediba, an early hominid ancestor who fell into a cavernous deathtrap nearly two million years ago. The discovery helped clarify (and complicate) the origins of modern humanity. Berger is back in the headlines with an even more monumental find — a new hominid species that made tools, art, and even buried its dead. This glimpse into the past held the potential to rewrite our family tree in real-time and add to the story of our remarkable ancient ancestors. Come along with him on a journey into the Cave of Bones.
National Geographic Explorer in Residence Lee Berger is known for some of the most important archaeological discoveries in history. In July 2023, Netflix premiered a documentary part of its Unknown series based on Berger’s book, Cave of Bones, in which scientists examine underground clues from over 250,000 years ago.
National Geographic Live brings to life the remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers through in-person live events. Its broad roster of speakers, including renowned photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers, shares their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration—alongside unforgettable imagery and gripping footage—with audiences in performing arts centers throughout North America and abroad.Learn More