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Fossils and Palaeoenvironments

Saturday 11 November 2023, 2.00PM to 5.15pm

Speaker(s): Liam Herringshaw BSc PhD

Ammonite fossils of various sizes

How do we use fossils to reconstruct ancient environments? In this half-day course, palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw will explain the secrets behind the science, from the 19th century pioneers who deduced that Yorkshire was once home to hyaenas, to the 21st century trailblazers interrogating the ocean’s earliest complex ecosystems. This course will be run as two half-day sessions across consecutive weeks. Part one will introduce fossils, techniques, and early examples. Part two will delve into deep-time with a variety of modern case studies, going back as far as the Precambrian. No palaeontological qualification is required, but a familiarity with Earth science would be useful.

Tutor: Liam Herringshaw BSc PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Time: 2-5.15pm

Start Date: 11 November 2023

No. of weeks: 2

Full fee: £52

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining our online courses would need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable) as well as a reliable broadband connection.

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