Coos Bay, OR. - The Geology Lecture Series continues on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm with Dr. Loren Davis (Oregon State University) on "Finding Oregon's Ghost Coast: Sea Level Rise, Landscape Change and the Quest for the Earliest Coastal Peoples". Dr. Loren Davis received his B.S and M.S. from Oregon State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. Dr. Davis blends his background in Anthropology and Soil Science to produce an integrated approach to study early coastal archeological sites. A focus of Loren’s current research focuses on completing a paleocoastal survey to understand the changes that took place between 12,000 and 6,000 years ago and to construct a detailed knowledge of landscape evolution and buried archaeological site potential in the modern coastal landscape.
Future talks in the series include: Dr. Scott Burns (Portland State) on the Bretz Floods on Saturday, February 16th, Dr. Daniel Fisher (University of Michigan) discussing new research on Siberian Mammoths on Friday, April 26, 2013 and Dr. Brandon Dugan (Rice University) who will be talking about Large Submarine Landslides on Saturday, May 18, 2013 as a Consortium for Ocean Leadership/ U.S. Science Support Program Distinguished Lecturer. Information on these and other talks can be accessed on the geology department website at: www.socc.edu/faculty/rmetzger/
All of the talks are free and start at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC Campus. Continuing sponsors of the lecture series include Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the College. For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.