GNSI Members and friends,

For those attending the GNSI-DC presentation Friday evening, a limited number of John Gurche's book, "Shaping Humanity" will be for sale before his talk in the Constitution Lobby outside the Bookstore on the ground floor.  Sales will be from 5:00PM until 6:30 PM.  John will sign the books after the talk or people can bring books they have already purchased for signing. Cost is expected to be retail at $50.

PRESENTATION: To What Degree has Creativity Shaped Humanity?

Paleo artist John Gurche will explore the origins of human creativity. Is
creativity part of a larger human quality of adaptability? By examining
the archeological record, Gurche will look at the earliest examples of
symbolic behaviors like art and body ornamentation. The early record also
provides hints of the speed of cultural change, which suggest how
frequently innovations occur and are incorporated into a culture. Gurche
will elaborate on these themes, presented in his new book Shaping
Humanity, from Yale University Press.

For more information go to:

Smithsonian Natural History Museum / Rose Room
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C.

-- 5:30 p.m. Snacks and socializing in the Rose Room (please bring a food
item to share with our, or $3.00 for the donation jar.)
-- 6:00 p.m. Business meeting
-- 6:15 p.m. Presentation begins. We will check for attendees at the
Constitution Avenue entrance every 15 minutes until 6:15.

** This event will be in a new location, the Rose Room, 6th floor, east
side of the main building. Please wait for an escort in the Constitution
Avenue lobby between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Please be prompt! If you arrive
after this time, please phone 443-827-8496 for an escort.

If you would like to park in the museum lot, email Alice Tangerini
([log in to unmask]) with your name. The security at the museum has been
increased and you will need to be on Alice's list to park at or after 5:00

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