Science Buzz Café
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 , 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Turkey has an urban history that goes back to the Neolithic, and was the wealthiest part of the Roman Empire. The archaeologic record there is extraordinary and not as well appreciated as it deserves. Richard will show photos of numerous ancient sites, including Gobekle Tepe, the oldest stone temple on record; Catal Huyuk, the largest Neolithic town know to date; Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire; the Asklepion, an ancient healing center; Termessos, located high in the Taurus Mountains. He also includes photos of the Acropolis of Pergamon, the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, the walls and Byzantine churches of Nicea, the Temple of Artemis at Sardis, the cities of Troy, Perge, Aphrodisias, Hieropolis, Miletus, Pirene, Ephesus, and sites in Istanbul (aka Constantinople).
Richard Ely works as an environmental geologist in Sonoma County, evaluating and cleaning up contaminated sites. He was educated at Cornell University and the University of Illinois. In an earlier phase of his career he specialized in regional scale seismo-tectonic (earthquake hazard) studies for critical structures. He has long-standing interests in landscape evolution, paleogeography, cosmology, archaeology, and ancient history, and has lectured numerous times on these subjects at the Science Buzz Café in Sebastopol.
Cost: $10 at the door. Check in at bookstore. Event held in Amphitheater.
Come early for the bookstore and refreshments. Wine & Beer: $5 per glass.
Make checks payable to IONS.
5:30PM: Reception and refreshments
6:30PM: Program begins