Modern human beings have been around for around 200,000 years and we have recorded history for less than 10,000 years. However, through the science of paleontology, we have gained a detailed knowledge about what life was like stretching back billions of years.
Professor of Anatomy Darin Croft, author of Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America, will present “How the Science of Paleontology Brings Dead Bones to Life” at the next Science Café Cleveland.
Croft will discuss the nature of the forensic investigative work conducted by paleontologists, why their work goes well beyond creating museum exhibits, and the value that it provides society.
His talk will be held Monday, Aug. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club (1148 Main Ave.).
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Limited menu options will be available for purchase.
Science Café Cleveland is sponsored by the CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and the Music Box Supper Club.
More information is available at case.edu/affil/sigmaxi/2017August14Event.html.