Alesi after attached sandstone rock was partially removed at the Turkana Basin Insitute, near Lodwar, Kenya. © Isaiah Nengo, Photo by Christopher Kiarie.
Akai Ekes and John Ekusi watch as Isaiah Nengo lifts the sandstone block with Alesi after six hours of excavation. © Isaiah Nengo.
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m., Walter Payton College Prep High School, Auditorium, 1034 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610. This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration recommended.
Register using the “get tickets” button below. Walter Payton College Prep, a selective enrollment high school that is part of the Chicago Public School system, is located in the Old Town neighborhood, just minutes from Michigan Avenue and downtown Chicago, and is easily accessible via public transportation.
COVER IMAGE: Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi (KNM-NP 59050). © Fred Spoor.
For more on Isaiah Nengo and this discovery, listen to The Leaky Foundation podcast, Origin Stories.
Read the original journal article about Alesi in Nature.