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An evenings talk titled “The mass grave in the coal mine – the iguanodons of Bernissart” by Franziska Norman

Wednesday October 11th | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

…”It’s that time of year for the Stamford and District Geological Society to start their winter lecture program at Tinwell Village hall.” Our first talk is titled “The mass grave in the coal mine – the iguanodons of Bernissart” by Franziska Norman, a geology student, Open University and Cambridgeshire Geological Society member.

“Franziska will tell the story behind the discovery of the first complete dinosaur skeletons and will show what over a hundred years of research has revealed about how these animals lived.”

The Bernissart Iguanodons, 1884

In 1878, deep underground in Bernissart, Belgium, miners tapped into what would prove to be a true mother lode of dinosaur fossils–dozens of Iguanodon skeletons jumbled together in a rocky matrix, many fully articulated.

Louis Dollo worked on reconstructing the skeletons of the Iguanodons (in the picture at the top).

The picture below shows fossilized Iguanodon skeletons at The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

The event is free to members of The Stamford and District Geological Society. And for visitors a charge of £3 please. You can also apply for membership on the night.

Updates will be added as and when available, for further descriptive details on all the remaining winter talks for 2017 to 2018 below.

Laurie Clarke 08 November 2017: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: Ocean Acidification & Mass Extinctions

Naomi Stephenson 13 December 2017: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: Oxford Clay Life

Dr Mark Evans 10 January 2018: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: 50 years of the Rutland Dinosaur

Cherie Carlill 14 February 2018: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: Introduction to Hydrogeology

Iain Thornton 14 March 2018: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: Geochemistry & Health in Remote Areas

Regards,

SDGS.

Details

Date:
Wednesday October 11th
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

Stamford and District Geological Society
Website:
http://www.stamfordgeolsoc.org/

Venue

Tinwell Village Hall
Manor Lane, Tinwell
Stamford, PE9 3UD United Kingdom
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