January 09, 2009

Lucy Talks, And So Do Conservators...

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications

Dr. Patricia Kramer, a University of Washington anthropologist, speaks at the Pacific Science Center tonight in the penultimate lecture of the "Lucy Talks" lecture series. Dr. Kramer will discuss how anthropologists decipher clues from fossils to discover how and why our earliest hominid ancestors walked upright.

Last month, when Drs. Vicki Cassman and Nancy Odegaard, both conservators, came to Seattle to present at the Lucy Talks series, I had the pleasure of sitting down with them for an interview about the role of conservators and the challenges they faced as they advised the Ethiopian government on the preservation and shipping of Lucy’s bones. Watch the video here: