Lecture with Andy Knoll


Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall

Written in Stone: Reading Earth’s Library of Planetary History

Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History, Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University


We live on a mature planet shaped by four billion years of evolution and environmental change. But what was Earth like in its youth and adolescence? To find out, Andrew Knoll travels to remote locations in search of rocks that reveal the deep history of Earth and the life it supports. Focusing on 600–800 million-year-old rocks exposed on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Knoll will discuss the importance of documenting and analyzing ancient sedimentary rocks, highlighting what they can tell us about the evolution of the earliest living organisms and the planet’s early environmental transitions.


Evolution Matters Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

Harvard Museum of Natural History 

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 pm

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.

Complimentary Parking at the 52 Oxford St. Garage

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit