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General Meeting Announcement
10/22/2019 7:30 PM

“New Insights into the Geologic History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley ”   by Dr. Juan Gonzalez Tues., October 22nd, at 7:30pm 
 The presentation will cover 43 million years of geologic history in south Texas, featuring the Catahoula volcanic ash in Starr county, the unique El Sauz Chert formed from the ash, and its use as a raw material by native Americans for making stone tools, and the possibility of a petrified forest near the town of Escobares. Dr. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences at UTRGV.  He moved to South Texas in 2009 after finishing his PhD at Tulane University in 2009.  He is a Quaternarist with a wide range of academic interests including, sea level change, paleo climate, geo-archaeology, geology of the Rio Grande Valley and Delta, and coastal neotectonics. His research is multidisciplinary and largely field based.   Contributions from his research can be found in more than 25 scientific articles. Currently, Gonzalez is working on several research projects in South Texas, South America and Belize

The meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, at 7:30 P.M. at the Valley Nature Center, 301 S. Border, Weslaco. 

The Board of Directors meeting will precede the General Meeting at 6:30pm. All are welcome!
 


 

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