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Oligocene primate geochronology featured in ‘Nature’

Oligocene primate geochronology featured in ‘Nature’

Measurements of minuscule amounts of naturally occurring uranium and lead in volcanic minerals made by Mark Schmitz in the Department of Geosciences have helped an interdisciplinary team of paleobiologists and geologists push the age of divergence of apes and Old World monkeys further back in time, to at least 25.2 million years ago.

http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2013/05/16/researchers-work-in-boise-state-lab-featured-in-nature-article/

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