The U.S. Embassy, the University of Talca in Santiago and the American Academy of Science and Technology will offer a talk by Nicholas Pyenson (Ph.D.) Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution on ”Roadside whales in the Atacama: The discovery, digitization, and salvage of Cerro Ballena, the world’s richest graveyard of fossil marine mammals.”
Dr. Pyenson will share the discovery and latest advances on Cerro Ballena, where a large whale cemetery was found in the Atacama Desert in 2010.
The talk, in English with interpreting in Spanish, is open to the public. We invite you to join us for this activity on September 26th at 16:00 at the American Academy of Science and Technology, Universidad de Talca Santiago. Quebec 415, Providencia, Santiago.
Biodata Nicholas Pyenson http://www.aast.cl/actividades/24/nicholas-pyenson/
Further background on the research site – http://nmnh.typepad.com/pyenson_lab