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Science Café Cleveland (Virtual Edition): How to Date a Fossil

Join a discussion on the meaning and significance of a fossil find at this month’s (virtual) Science Café Cleveland on Monday, April 13, from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom.

Understanding the meaning and significance of a fossil find requires knowing when and where it lived. Beverly Saylor, the Armington Professor of Stratigraphy and Sedimentology in Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences will describe some techniques used by geologists to measure the time since a particular fossil was a living animal.

Saylor will examine the significance of those findings for fossils from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia, estimated to be 3.3- to 3.8 million years old.

More information and details on how to obtain the Zoom link to attend are available on the group’s Facebook page for the event.