Becca Peixotto Ph.D.

Becca Peixotto Ph.D.

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Studies our shared human history from the bones of ancient human relatives in South African caves to resistance communities in a Virginia swamp.

Becca Peixotto Ph.D.
Becca Peixotto Ph.D.

Discover our shared human history with Dr. Becca Peixotto. As an Archaeologist, Becca digs into the past to uncover artifacts left behind by our ancient relatives and more recent ancestors. With five other women on the Rising Star Expedition, she excavated Homo naledi, a huge discovery, bringing us closer to knowing more about our human origins. Becca was Curator of the Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, which featured that discovery. She believes by exploring our shared past, we can learn more about our common humanity and contribute to a better future for us all.

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