Old timey maps are awesome, as anyone who grew up reading atlases for fun, or 'The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime', would know. And now, here is the ultimate map for a palaeontologist... an accurate illustrated map of Triassic Pangaea!
Illustration by Richard Morden
Here's hoping he creates similar maps for the Jurassic and Cretaceous too!
Nothing to do with palaeontology, PhDs, or dinosaurs, but too funny not to post!
Courtesy of Married To The Sea
Just a quick post to say that I love seeing little kids talking about dinosaurs! I was asked if I could show a fellow UQ-er and his kids the palaeo lab. I gave them a 5 minute tour of the sauropod and ornithopod bones being prepped at the moment, casts of dinosaur footprints, and then let the kids 'dig' for some fossil bones shards in a tub of sediment. The son constantly chatted about different types of dinosaurs, and was excited to actually see some fossils up close! They seemed to enjoy it, and I did too!
Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks
To celebrate passing Confirmation 2.0, I think I'm going to delve into some palaeontology inspired cooking. One of the palaeo lab members made dinosaur shaped biscuits for my birthday, and this amazing ichnofossil cake for another lab member (thanks Amelia!)
But now, THIS. THIS I MUST DO:
Martha Stewart + plastic toys = brilliant! And how awesome are those trilobite biscuits?
Amelia, you're gonna have some competition! From me, not Martha Stewart. Obviously. BISCUIT.
(inspired from this Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs post)
Although you never had to convince me to keep reading about dinos cos of new found feathery-ness! The best example is: imagine you found a fossil chicken, and this is how you reconstructed it.
About the author
Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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