SALADO, Texas — An archeological site near Salado contains a record of human habitation spanning the last 16,000 years. Researchers found carved stone, similar to arrowheads, which could be from as far back as 15,500 years ago.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Upward of 20 mammoths may have succumbed to disease from a poop-infested watering hole in Waco, Texas, during a severe drought in the last ice age. The new findings counter a past interpretation of this mammoth graveyard that suggested the animals died in a flood.
The Geosciences department will host Dr. Daniel P. Shrag from the Harvard University Center for the Environment for a lecture on Thursday April 5th at 6:30 pm in room D110 in the Baylor Sciences Building.
The Geosciences department is saddened to report that alumni Greg Hild (MS ’85) passed away in December 2017 from esophageal cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Join the Mayborn Museum and the Department of Geosciences as we celebrate Earth Science Week and learn more about climate change at the Earth Science Symposium – Climate change: Earth’s past, present, and future.
The Department of Geosciences at Baylor University is pleased to announce a search for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Paleobiology with an open start date beginning in August 2018.
Paleobotany, paleomagnetism and paleoclimate aren’t words often used in everyday conversation. Even as academic disciplines go, they’re not among the most commonly cited. But as Dr. Daniel Peppe shows, these rare words and disciplines help us understand how climate change over time impacts plants and animal life on Earth. Peppe is an associate professor and …
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.
Dr. Katherine Freeman, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University will present a lecture on Molecular Clues to Early Human Habitats: Water and Vegetation in the Landscape of Olduvai Gorge.
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2016)—Joshua Brownlow, a doctoral candidate studying geology at Baylor University, received the Farvolden Award for his research regarding the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination, which he presented at the 2016 National Groundwater Association Groundwater Summit in April.