Life on the Baynunah River: Abu Dhabi 7 Million Years Ago


WHEN January 16, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Abu Dhabi today lies in one of the world's driest regions - the Saharan-Arabian desert belt. However, 7 million-year-old sediment layers in the Al Gharbia region preserve the fossilized remains of diverse species that once subsisted along a large freshwater ecosystem there, from crocodiles and hippopotamus, to elephants and monkeys. This presentation summarizes the latest discoveries of thirty years of research and exploration into the prehistoric life of Abu Dhabi.

image: Reconstruction of a herd of Stegotretrabelodon at Mleisa in Abu Dhabi's western region. Copyright Mauricio Antón.

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.

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