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!
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Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist who recently finished her PhD at The University of Queensland, 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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