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An evenings talk titled “The mass grave in the coal mine – the iguanodons of Bernissart” by Franziska Norman
Wednesday October 11, 2017 | 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.”
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
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
“The Stamford and District Geological Society are pleased to announce that we have affiliated to Deposits Magazine and UKGE. This brings a great benefit to all members. As members will now receive a free quarterly PDF copy of deposits, packed with superb articles on fossils, rocks and minerals as part of their Membership of the SDGS. With newly signed up members also benefiting from this fantastic offer as part of joining the Stamford and District Geological Society.
More information on the magazine and online back articles can be found at www.depositsmag.com, and geological tools and equipment can be obtained from the link below.”