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Immortal Bones: From Osteology to Paleontology

Tuesdays, January 14–February 11, 1:30–3:00 pm

About the Program

While completely concealed, bone supports vertebrate life. Then, when revealed, bone reflects Earth’s history and human culture. Learn about bone’s composition, structure, names, shapes, growth patterns, and disorders. Then discover how paleontologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists use bone to interpret Earth’s history and the course of animal life.

Instructor: Roy Meals, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA. He has a lifelong interest in teaching and particularly in making difficult concepts approachable and comprehensible. When not investigating, treating, or discussing bone, he is likely gardening, cycling, or jogging.