Lecture: World Heritage in South Africa's Cradle of Humankind

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind has long been a hotbed of discovery for human ancestor fossils. Just 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, this protected region must balance multiple interests in research, development, and human rights. This talk will discuss on-going research and the efforts to continue to educate and engage the public, while emphasizing the need for continued protection.

Speaker: George Leader, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania; Consulting Scholar, Mutter Research Institute, College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Honorary Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event will be live, on-site at the Penn Museum and will be live streamed for anyone who would like to attend the lecture virtually.


$15 General

$10 Member

$5 Virtual

Event Type: 
Guest Speaker
World Heritage