Skeletons in the Cave - A Story of Survival in a Changing World
PATRICIA BEDDOWS, PHD
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University
Patricia Beddows will discuss what it’s like to be a cave-diving scientist at this month’s Science Café. Beddows has been scuba diving in Mexico for more than 20 years, exploring water flows through the Yucatan Peninsula’s underground cave systems.
Her mastery of both technical diving and basic science led to a role in the scientific study of the oldest complete skeleton ever found in North America. Beddows’ review of crystal formations found at the site turned out to be a critical element in the team’s conclusion that the remains date back at least 12,000 years.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202