Sprigg Lecture to Feature Alan Cooper

The Sprigg Lecture Series is an opportunity for the public to engage with the latest research and thinking around scientific and culture discoveries. The next Sprigg Lecture will be presented by Professor Alan Cooper, who will talk about the Aboriginal Heritage Project.

The Aboriginal Heritage Project is a collaborative effort between the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA and the South Australian Museum. The project aims to construct a detailed picture of the history of Aboriginal Australia. Researchers have worked alongside local Aboriginal communities to study hair clippings. The DNA within the hair gives a glimpse into life 50,000 years ago. The work presents a story of life through major cultural and environmental changes, up until the arrival of Europeans.

The Sprigg Lecture by Professor Alan Cooper is on for one night only on 30 May, 2017 at the SA Museum. The event is free but bookings are highly recommended. For more details, visit the SA Museum website.


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