August 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
MagLab Large Conference Room
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
FL 32310
Denise Bilbow

Join us on Wednesday, August 29th to explore how some researchers are helping to answer questions about Earth’s history and its inhabitants.  During this event, we will discuss how different elements can help us understand what Earth was like at different time periods, and even predict patterns and climatic changes in the future.  We’ll discuss the evolution of the ocean, and also about Native American traditions that span more than 3 millennia.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jeremy Owens will provide an overview of how we look at different pieces of our environment like rocks, trees, ice, sediments and more to decipher sequences of events in ancient climate changes and how it’s evolved.  Piecing these things together can even help predict the chemistry and geology of our oceans, and earth’s future going forward.
  • Dr. Amy McKenna will discuss her recent discoveries on the 1.1 billion-year-old porphyrins, and the discovery of the oldest pigment being pink.  Additionally, she will explain her discovery that answers why there weren’t animals in the ocean 1.1 billion years ago.
  • Fast forward, and Dr. Tanya Peres will present her work on ancient tattoo tools that were uncovered in middle Tennessee.  Tattoos are growing in popularity in our modern times, but the practice has been around for thousands of years. Dr. Peres will talk about her discovery of the oldest tattoo kits ever found in the world and how it demonstrates the persistence of Native American tattooing tradition that spans more than three millennia.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Lunch will be provided at no cost to all attendees at this event

*Seating is limited.  Please be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!

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