More Gaps Than Record: Challenges and Opportunities in Reconstructing Earth’s History

Photo by Dr. Mara Brady

Looking into our deep past. Grand Canyon. Photo by Dr. Mara Brady

Sedimentary layers
Sedimentary rocks provide one of the best archives of Earth’s history through time. However, the sedimentary and fossil records are not complete – not all time is recorded by the deposition of sediments in the geologic record. As far back as Darwin, earth scientists have recognized the variable completeness of the sedimentary record of Earth’s history. Join us for this April’s Café when Dr. Mara Brady will explore the historical development of our understanding of how time is recorded in sedimentary rocks and the ways in which we reconstruct Earth’s history and construct explanations, based on evidence, of what happened and why.

Dr. Mara Brady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at California State University, Fresno. To get a preview of Dr. Brady’s talk, tune in to KFCF 88.1FM (or stream online) at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, 24 March 2015, for the next episode of our radio show Science: A Candle In The Dark, where she will be the featured guest.

When: Monday, 6 April 2015, 7:00 PM

Where:  Peeve’s Public House
, 1243 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721

Contact:  559-278-2460 (cafe inquiries) / 559-573-5735 (Pub’s number)

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