Piazza IV Novembre
23, 06122 Perugia PG
66 million years ago an asteroid struck our planet, killing off the dinosaurs and opening the way for mammals to evolve into us. Why is it that the first evidence of that world-changing event was found in a gorge just outside Gubbio?
For the answer, come hear Fred Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History at Connecticut College, and Stephanie Van Riet, Connecticut College Class of 2019, present an illustrated talk on The Mountains of St. Francis, Walter Alvarez’s breakthrough book on one of the best places on earth to study deep history – Tuscany, Umbria and the Umbro-Marchigiano range of the Apennine Mountains.
Interested parties are invited to join a field trip to the Mountains of St. Francis on Friday, March 23, 2018. See Laura Fronduti to make a reservation.