Expert on Human Origins to Lecture at Hamilton College

James Shreeve, a contributing editor toDiscover magazine and co-author of Lucy's Child, will give a talkbased on his recent novel, The Neanderthal Enigma: Solving the Mystery ofModern Human Origins, on Tuesday, March 5, at 8 p.m., in the ScienceAuditorium at Hamilton College. The lecture, which is sponsored by the geologyand anthropology departments and the Dean of Faculty, is free and open to thepublic.

Shreeve has journeyed to Europe, the Middle East and Africa in search ofevidence to explain new fossil discoveries which questions the relationshipbetween the Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens. His book offers a fascinating theoryfor what might have allowed two equally human species to share the samelandscape in the same evolutionary time.

Shreeve received his B.A. in English from Brown University in 1973 andgraduated from The Iowa Writers Workshop in 1979. He contributed fiction tovarious literary magazines before turning to scientific writing. From1983-1985, Shreeve was the public information director at the Marine BiologicalLaboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. While at the MBL, he founded MBLScience, a magazine for general readers. He lives with his family in TakomaPark, Md. and is currently working on another novel.

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