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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1922)
COLUMBIA GEOLOGY HEAD
VISITS OREGON CAMPUS
Dr. Charles Berkey to Join
Expedition to Mongolia
RACE BEGINNINGS SOUGHT
Party Financed by Museum
and Asia Magazine
On his way to join a scientific ex
pedition which hopes to discover evi
dences of the beginnings of the human
race in the little known regions of
outer Mongolia, Dr. Charles P. Ber
kev, head of the department of geology
of Columbia University, visitecj1 the
University of Oregon campus Tuesday.
Dr. Berkey, who is a personal friend
of Dr. Edmund Hodge, of the univer
sity’s department of geology, is one of
the geologists in the group of scien
tists who form the nucleus of the ex
pedition which is headed by Boy Chap
man Andrews. The expedition is being
financed by the American Museum of
Natural History of New York City and
by the magazine, Asia. A sum of $250
000 has been provided for the use of
the party and it is expected that five
years will be spent in the research.
Bepresentatives of the natural sciences
arc included in the members of the
party, which will attempt to cover
e\ ery possible feature of the teiritory.
Once Fertile, Now Desert
Although the territory in which the
expedition plans to spend its time is
now largely a sandy waste, it was once
a thickly populated and fertile region,
according to Dr. Berkey. It is but
little north of the ancient route from
Peking to Constantinople and it is
across this plain that historians believe
that one horde of yellow-skinned war
riors passed on their way west on an
attempted conquest of Europe.
A great inland sea, a veritable
Asiatic Mediterranean, once covered
the great Gobi desert, said Dr. Berkey.
It is about the ancient shores of this
sea that the scientists hope to find
some of their most valuable material.
Although the winds of centuries have
drifted sand across the plain until it
is deeply buried in many places, Dr.
Berkey expects to find evidences of
past life in water-cut channels and in
the caves of the mountains which once
bordered the sea.
Human Ancestor Sought
By searching these natural features
of the country and by excavation the
scientists hope to come upon the re
mains of man and beast which will
disclose something in the development
of peoples. The Mongolian regious into
which the party will penetrate are
northeast of the district in which it is
generally conceded that the human
race had its origin, but it is thought
not improbable that some of the first
scenes in the drama of humanity were
enacted in this portion of China.
The country is nominally under the
control of the Chinese republic, but it
is loosely governed and it is expeeted
that hostile bandits will be encountered
during the party's stay. At Peking
an attempt will be made to secure the
co-operation of the Chinese government
and in the event that it is obtained
specimens will be collected for both.
Region Little Known
So little is known about the region
that the best maps available are those
made by the Russian military general
staff in previous years, said Dr. Berkey.
It appears that during the czarist reg
ime the militarists of Russia had their
eyes on Mongolia and had made as
thorough investigation of the country
as possible. The party has these maps
in its possession. So far a is known,
no scientific expeditions have been sent
into this region since 1914 and it is
not known just what opposition and
difficulties can be expeeted, Dr. Berkey
There are about ten scientists in the
party, which is to sail from San Fran
cisco, and with assistants and inter
preters the total number will be about
25, said the geologist. The first year
will be spent largely in reconnoisance
work and in making out a program to
follow for the refnaining four years.
Dr. Berkey was the guest of the Uni
versity Science club at a luncheon
Tuesday noon and after being shown
the campus he was taken on an auto
mobile trip throughout the country ad
jacent to Eugene.
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