The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee - Brown Bag Lecture

@ The East Tennessee History Center
The East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00am to Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:45am

What were the geological forces that shaped East Tennessee into our beautiful land of mountains and valleys?  Don Byerly will introduce us to Tennessee’s “deep history,” the billion years over which our land has slowly evolved to form the mountains and valleys we enjoy today. He compares the study of Earth history to that of human history in one must learn the language to study the history, pointing out that just as petroglyphs and scrolls interpret human events, rocks tell the story of the earth’s formation.

Dr. Byerly is professor emeritus of geology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a founding member of Tennessee Earth Science Teachers, and the recipient of several awards.

The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage Corporation and is free and open to the public.  The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available for purchase.  For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.

The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee
Presenting Sponsor: 
21st Mortgage Corporation