FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK
Fossils of Tasmania: a deep time journey through prehistory
Modern Tasmania is home to some of the world’s most engaging interesting animals, including rare birds and reptiles, platypus and echidnas, and of course the iconic Tasmanian devil. However, this diversity is only a fraction of the range of extraordinary creatures that have called this island home over the course of geological time.
In this presentation, TMAG’s Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology and Palaeontology, Dr David Hocking, will present the history of Tasmanian palaeontology as recorded in the collections of the the museum. We will learn about the how this region has changed over time and what plants and animals have called Tasmania home across the eons.
We will also get a sneak-peek into the research work currently being undertaken on Tasmanian fossils at TMAG using a new suite of digital tools, which are revealing new secrets hidden within these ancient bones.
This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends.