Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Written in Stone - Reading Earth’s Library of Planetary History

Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Written in Stone - Reading Earth’s Library of Planetary History

Free Harvard Lecture. Join Harvard Professor Andrew Knoll for a conversation about evolution and geology.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

We live on a mature planet shaped by four billion years of evolution and environmental change. But what was Earth like in its youth and adolescence? To find out, Harvard Professor of Natural History, Andrew Knoll travels to remote locations in search of rocks that reveal the deep history of Earth and the life it supports. Focusing on 600–800 million-year-old rocks exposed on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Knoll will discuss the importance of documenting and analyzing ancient sedimentary rocks, highlighting what they can tell us about the evolution of the earliest living organisms and the planet’s early environmental transitions.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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