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The Great Road Trip: New Stories in the Human Evolutionary Journey

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

Family Tree DNA Talk

Promotional Partner – The Ethiopian Consulate General of Houston

The Great Road Trip: New Stories in the Human Evolutionary Journey  

Dr. John Kappelman, Professor, University of Texas

 Wortham Giant Screen Theatre

This lecture launches our 50th anniversary year, honoring AIA Houston Society’s founders: Dominique de Menil, Philip Oliver-Smith, and Walter Widrig.

We salute the migration of Homo sapiens, who started us on the monumental journey out of Africa and across the rest of the world. The lure of what lies over the next horizon has always been a central part of the human quest.  New discoveries have revolutionized the ongoing story; from Morocco to East Africa to South Africa, the latest news about our explorations—places, dates, and even genomic analysis—has helped to more fully and accurately reconstruct the original family album of the trip.

As we begin our 50th year of sharing humanity’s stories, we invite you to join us for a festive evening with a reception featuring Ethiopian coffee, African drumming, and dance.  

Admission:  HMNS and AIA Member - $12.00

General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available by phone at 713.639.4629 or at the HMNS box office.  Use the code AIA$6off to obtain member discount.  Not available online.