Christopher Scholz of Syracuse University will be speaking on “Climate Change and Human Origins: New Discoveries through Scientific Drilling in East Africa’s Great Rift Valley” at 4:00 p.m. on January 30 in the executive conference room (on the fourth floor; access through the glass elevator of the Atrium Café) of the National Museum of National History, 10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW in Washington DC.
A description of the talk: “The world’s large rift valley lakes, like those found in tropical Africa, contain thick accumulations of sediment dating back millions of years, and are among the best places on Earth for reconstructing and studying past climates. Dr.
Christopher Scholz, Professor of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University, discusses his climate research in East Africa’s Great Rift Valley and its implications for understanding the environmental background to human origins.”
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