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The Scientist Is In: Katrina Yezzi-Woodley

Is Free: 
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
October 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Hall of Human Origins

Come meet Katrina Yezzi-Woodley from the University of Minnesota and talk to her about her research! Katrina is interested in how meat-eating impacted human behavioral evolution. Her research focuses on how early humans were breaking bones for marrow, especially in a landscape where they competed with threatening, large-bodied carnivores for food resources. Katrina uses 3D modeling, differential geometry, and machine learning to determine how animal bones were broken at archaeological sites and how to put them back together again. 

The Scientist Is In program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with scientists, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation.