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Bone Day 2018

Saturday 2 5.00pmJune


Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade
PO36 8QA

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Bone Day 2018

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This year at Bone Day we are delighted to have a talk by Andy Gale (Emeritus Professor of Geology, The University of Portsmouth) who will be speaking on the STRUCTURAL HISTORY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

The talk will cover how reworked fossils and rocks from more ancient beds provide evidence about how the Isle of Wight formed. Professor Gale is a well-known speaker and a renowned expert on the Island’s geology having authored many papers and books on the subject.

Megan Jacobs is an undergraduate in Vertebrate Palaeontology who has been studying the smaller vertebrate life that existed in the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco (famous for their dinosaur remains) during the Late Cretaceous. Her talk is entitled IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS.

There will also be a display of recent finds by local collectors and some acquisitions made by the museum. Local dinosaur expert Steve Hutt will be on hand to identify any finds so if you have anything that you’re not sure about or even if you just want to know if what you’ve found is a fossil please bring it along.

Jeremy Lockwood will end this session with a short talk about the spectacular material from at least two baryonichids made on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. BARYONYX – AN UPDATE.

This will be followed by a bowl of hearty vegetarian soup and a selection of sandwiches….and of course a doughnut.

There will be no licenced bar at this meeting but please feel free to bring along your own alcoholic drinks.

5:00 – 5:45 Display of recent finds and short talk on Baryonyx. Jeremy Lockwood & Steve Hutt

5:45 – 6:40 Structural History of the Isle of Wight. Prof. Andrew Gale

6:40 – 6:50 Break

6:50 – 7:15 In the Shadow of Giants. Megan Jacobs

7:15 Meal (a licenced bar will be available)

A great evening for just £3:50 members and £5:00 non-members.

All proceeds go to charitable projects directly supporting the museum and its collection.

Please email [email protected] or ring Dinosaur Isle Museum on 01983 404344 if you would like to come.

Please bring fossils along if you have them.

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