For Immediate Release
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April 21, 1999
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Fossils Used to Reconstruct Ancient Life Histories

Internationally known paleontologist and anthropologist, Jay Kelley, University of Illinois at Chicago professor will speak on how fossil evidence is used to answer questions about ancient life histories of apes and hominoids. He will be at Indiana University Northwest on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Raintree Hall, Room 151.

Based on fossil remains, especially dental development and skeletal/dental marks left from traumatic events, Kelley will focus on evidence concerning ancient behavior such as looking at the age females began giving birth 5 to 10 million years ago.

Kelley, who has a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, has worked in the Siwaliks of Pakistan since 1981 and has been directing excavations since 1992.  He also participated in fieldwork in the Baringo Basin, Kenya and Pasalar, Turkey.

The anthropology event is free and open to the public. For more information on the presentation or the IU Northwest department of anthropology, contact Dr. Bob Mucci at 219-980-6607.

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