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Speaker Series: Geologic History of the LRGV

10:00a to 11:00a
Sat, January 18, 2020
Angela Rojas
(956) 584-9156, x235

What is the geological history of "the valley"? Spoiler alert!- it's not a valley!

Uncover 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. 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.