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Frontiers of Science with Dr. Frank Brown

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Frank Brown! "The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa: A Treasury of History" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!

FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE

with Dr. Frank Brown,
College of Mines & Earth Sciences, University of Utah

The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa: A Treasury of History


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Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: 220 Aline Skaggs Building at the University of Utah
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Lake Turkana, the last major lake in East Africa to become known to Europeans, has been studied since the 1900s. Since then, The Omo-Turkana basin has yielded a treasure trove of fossil and anthropological findings, including the only Cretaceous dinosaurs from East Africa, specimens of the Miocene primates, early evidence of bipedalism, the oldest record of stone tools, the oldest known Homo sapiens (195,000 years old), and much more.

In this talk, Dr. Frank Brown will discuss the importance of the Omo-Turkana Basin as a site of historical and contemporary importance for research and technological innovation in paleoanthropology and scientific innovation.

Frontiers of Science is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Frontiers of Science lecture series.

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