Start Date/Time: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 8:00 AM
Ending Date/Time: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: Husky Union Building, University of Washington, Seattle
Theme of the meeting: People and Processes in Quaternary Pacific Northwest
If climate shaped the long-term evolution of our species, what we found on reaching post-glacial North America from Asia was a rapidly evolving landscape being shaped by geologic forces such as volcanism, sea-level change, giant floods and isostatic adjustment to the recently melted Cordilleran Ice Sheet, all in a setting of strong and possibly sudden climate shifts. This drama took place on a broad stage but was particularly the case in the Pacific Northwest, early gateway to the west coast and home to men at least 14,500 years ago. In AMQUA 2014 we will consider the Quaternary geological and environmental processes that shaped the region, the animals that lived on it, and the late intrusion by humans.
Late Registration Deadline: August 1
Pre-meeting trip: August 6-7, 2014
Post-meeting trip: August 10-12, 2014