Gondawana Six: Structure, Tectonics, and Geophysics Gondwana Six: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology


  • Garry D. Mckenzie


Twenty-one years ago, the first Gondwana Symposium was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then, five more symposia have explored many aspects of Gondwana geoscience. The sixth symposium, held in Columbus, Ohio, August 19–23, 1985, was the first outside of the southern hemisphere. Many of the papers presented at that symposium appear in this two-volume set, and as was the case with papers presented at the meeting, almost half of the material covers Antarctic problems. This is not unexpected, given the location of the meeting, in the United States at the Institute of Polar Studies (now known as the Byrd Polar Research Center) at the Ohio State University. Many U.S. scientists working on Gondwana problems do so in Antarctica as part of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program