An evening with a new ancestor: paleo-artist John Gurche's insights into the discovery of 'Homo naledi'


Join the Paleontological Research Institution and WSKG for an evening with a new ancestor: paleo-artist John Gurche’s, insights into the discovery of Homo naledi.  John will share his journey on creating what he believes Homo naledi looked like.  Homo naledi is part of a hominid discovery that took place this past spring in South Africa.

 John Gerche

The reception style event will also feature regional wine and food samples from Experience the Fingerlakes, and will take place on September 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Museum of the Earth, located at 1259 Trumansburg Rd. Ithaca, NY.

More information and tickets are available at or by phone at 607-273-6623.

Equipped with data from dissections and the study of fossils, award-winning John Gurche reconstructs the identity of dinosaurs and human ancestors through art. His work has appeared in National Geographic, on US postage stamps, in the movie Jurassic Park and more.