Presenting Prehistory: A Paleontology Lecture Series

Discoveries made by paleontologists continue to shed new light on the deep past of the planet and the creatures that arose here. MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Paleontology Speaker Series explores recent findings and current hypotheses as conveyed by scientists actively exploring how life on Earth has changed through time and what the fossils of extinct organisms can teach us about the world today. 

The Ultimate ‘Iffyosaur’: The Story of An Unusual Ichthyosaur Composite
Ichthyosaurs, or “dolphin-shaped” marine reptiles, swam the seas for 160 million years and are known for their exquisite and complete preservation in the fossil record. Join Museum of the Rockies Outreach Program Manager Ashley Hall as she tells the story of how one seemingly complete ichthyosaur specimen was discovered to be an amalgamation of multiple skeletons from two different European countries, including one very rare specimen. How does fossil forgery happen, and what can we learn from these “Frankenstein” fossils?

Hager Auditorium
Members: Free, Non-members: $7.50
Refreshments will be provided post-lecture during the speaker meet-and-greet.
Please RSVP via this link.

Cost: Members: Free, Non-members: $7.50


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Wed. Apr. 5, 2023   5:30-7:30pm

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