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Join us for the next taste of science East Bay event to learn how we can better understand human history by analyzing centuries of fossil poop.


HISTORIC HUB & PUB  Located in Durant, very close to UC Berkeley Campus, it offers fantastic food and a great beer selection.   Food is ava  i  lable for purchase

HISTORIC HUB & PUB

Located in Durant, very close to UC Berkeley Campus, it offers fantastic food and a great beer selection.

Food is available for purchase


21+ event

Everybody Poops: What Trace Amounts of Human Waste Tell Us About The Past

AJ White, PhD candidate

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Because everybody poops, we each leave a small record of our presence through fecal stanol molecules that can persist in sediments for thousands of years. By identifying changes in the concentration of these molecules over time, we can produce population reconstructions that improve our understanding of history. An application of this method at the Cahokia archaeological site in Illinois reveals that climate change likely played a significant role in the site's depopulation and an indigenous population returned to the area after it was considered to have been 'abandoned.'

 

The flashy, noisy world of spider sex

Erin Brandt, PhD candidate

Did you know that male jumping spiders sing and dance to attract mates? They're noisy, flashy, and somewhat goofy. But what if I told you that the drab-colored, understated females make all the decisions and hold all the power.

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eastbay@tasteofscience.org

 
Earlier Event: January 30
Bacteria and Balloons
Later Event: February 27
Smart Sperm and Smart Helmets