Assistant Professor Johanna Kieniewicz Presents Research on Egyptian Meteorite Impact Glass
Posted: November 5, 2007 / Last Updated: November 10, 2007
Denison University Assistant Professor Johanna Kieniewicz will present her research on Dakhleh Glass, a Ca-Al-silicate glass believed to have been produced by a meteorite impact that is found in the heart of the Western Desert of Egypt, at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held Oct. 27-31, 2007, at the Colorado Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 6,300 geoscientists are expected to attend.
Kieniewicz's talk is called "Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the aftermath of a Mid-Pleistocene meteorite impact event, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt."
The Dakhleh Glass documents an impact event between ~100,000 and 160,000 years ago during a period of considerably wetter climate conditions in comparison with the present. Kieniewicz will discuss the environmental effects of this impact event, as recorded in the lake sediments, to Dakhleh Oasis and its likely implications for the Middle Stone Age occupants of the area.
For more information, contact Kieniewicz at email@example.com
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