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Scientist in the Spotlight: Erik Martin and Georgia Sinimbu

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Life Gallery - Naturalist Lab

Zooarchaeology with Erik Martin

Meet University of Utah zooarchaeologist Erik Martin and discover how prehistoric people lived in the southwest United States by analyzing the objects they left behind. Erik specializes in zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites, and uses these to reconstruct how these people fed themselves throughout the changing climates of the past 10,000 years. Utah is full of some amazing archaeology for today's residents to see, but it is also important to ensure that these valuable resources are protected for future generations to come, learn why! 

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Ant Plants with Georgia Sinimbu

Meet University of Utah biologist Georgia Sinimbu and learn about her work in tropical forests, which explores the delicate relationship between ants and plants. See a collection of amazing ants from the Amazon. Learn about animal and plant interactions in tropical forests and discover the experiments Georgia uses in the field.

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