Anthropology Professor Dr. Keiran McNulty Will Present Paleoanthropology Lecture

Feb. 8, 2011

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"Hobbits, Hooligans and Hypothesis-Testing" will be the subject of an upcoming lecture by Dr. Keiran McNulty, a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

The lecture, sub-titled "Why All Paleoanthropologists Should Have a Hobbit in Their Care to Teach Them the Meaning of the Word," is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Memorial Drawing Room in Memorial Residence Hall on the Baylor campus.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow the lecture.

McNulty specializes in paleoanthropology, human and primate evolution, geometric morphometrics, East Africa and cranial evolution.

Paleoanthropology is the study of ancient humans as found in fossil evidence such as bones and footprints.

McNulty graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., with a degree in anthropology in 1995 before completing his graduate degree in the same field at Hunter College in New York City in 1998.

He then attended the City University of New York and received his master's of philosophy degree in anthropology in 2000 and his doctorate in anthropology in 2003.

The Honors College brings together four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs - the Honors Program, University Scholars, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and Great Texts.

Memorial Residence Hall is at 1425 S. Third St.

by Susie Typher, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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