National Geographic Live: The Mystery of Our Human Story

March 21, 2017

For Immediate Release 

March 21, 2017



Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live
- The Mystery of Our Human Story with Lee Berger


CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to welcome National Geographic Live speaker and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger with The Mystery of Our Human Story on April 9 & 10, 2017 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

In 2013, a secret chamber was discovered within the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa.  Within this chamber, Explorer-in-Residence and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger discovered a massive collection of bones. 

"When the first bag of fossils came out, I knew that we were not recovering a skeleton, we were recovering skeletons," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger about his expedition into the remote cave system.  “In the next three weeks, we recovered more early hominids than I have seen in my entire life, more than one thousand, two hundred elements of dozens of individuals, the richest early hominid site discovered in the history of in the search for human origins.” 

Lee Berger comes to Calgary to share his fascinating story about his scientifically astounding discovery, Homo Naledi. 

View a video of Lee Berger introducing Homo Naledi.


What:              The Mystery of our Human Story

When:             Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 PM &

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7 PM

Where:            Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall


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