The OMO-Turkana Basin, East Africa- A Treasury of History

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Name: The OMO-Turkana Basin, East Africa- A Treasury of History
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT
Event Description:
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.
Location:
ASB 220
Aline W. Skaggs Biology Building
257 1400 E,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Date/Time Information:
April 20, 2017
6 P.M.
Contact Information:
Paige Berg (801) 587-8098
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