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“Where did you come from before you were Norwegian?.”
October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
So you are a proud Norwegian. You may have traced your family back 2-3 generations back to the family farm in Norway . But where did your family live before that- when half or Europe was covered in ice.? Where did you come from? Our speaker, Craig Gjerde, will lead us back about two million years and follow early man as he left Africa and moved into Asia and Europe. He will tell us how the DNA found in the bone and teeth of these people and that is found in your cheek cells will help in telling us the answer.
Dr. Gjerde is originally from North Dakota. After he left there he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, a mathematics teacher in St Paul, and a professor in medical education—where he helped physicians to be better teachers. He enjoys languages, international cultures and travel.
In this talk, he will use recent studies that use DNA evidence to help us understand how early man left Africa and moved into Asia and Northern Europe–and eventually Norway.
FREE – limited seating, please arrive early!