Quaternary Science is the multi-disciplinary study of geological, biological, climatological and human systems of the past two million years (the Quaternary Period), and the evolution of these systems into present conditions on Earth. The Alaska Quaternary Center (AQC) is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences.


Thomas McGovern will visit UAF April 5th and 6th, 2017.  McGovern is an archaeologist focusing on human-environment relationships in both the North Atlantic (Norse) and the Caribbean.  He is also passionate about site preservation issues due to global change.  Go to NABO and IHOPE for more about McGovern's work.

Public talk:  "New Views of Viking Greenland-resilient, adaptive, but still extinct".  April 5 at 7pm at West Valley Performing Arts Center, 3800 Geist Road, Fairbanks.

Anthropology Department seminar (also open to the public):  "Burning Libraries: Climate Threats to Heritage and the Archaeological Record".  April 6, 2017; Noon in Room 402 Bunnell Building, UAF (note room change).

AQC Student Travel Grant competition is now open!  Applications are due April 19th by 5pm. Go to Travel Grant for more information and to download the application.

Fundraising for AQC:  We are beginning fundraising efforts to reinstate our speaker series.  See Visiting Speakers  and Past Speakers for previous visitors.  More information on fundraising to follow.



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