Wednesday 11th October 2017
From 19:00 until 20:00
Venue: Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
Geology Revealed: Spain's Jurassic Coast
By Dr Martin Munt
This lecture focuses on Jurassic-Cretaceous non, and marginal marine deposits in Europe, principally in north-west Scotland,
Yorkshire, the Weald and Wessex basins of southern England and the Iberian Peninsula. The deposits range from the Bathonian to Aptian in age.
Molluscs are often abundant in these deposits, but frequently over-looked, and in the shadow of the dinosaurs. Studies of the mollusc fauna give close insight to palaeoenvironments and correlation between basins.
Dr Martin Munt has led Dinosaur Isle Museum for just over one year. Previously he was Head of Palaeobiology Collections at the Natural History Museum, London, and formerly Curator of Geology for the Isle of Wight Council. He was curatorial and content lead during the building of Dinosaur Isle Museum.
Martin’s specialisms are Jurassic- Cretaceous non-marine molluscs, Jurassic marine gastropods, geology and tourism, and the commercial trade in fossils. Outside of the UK, Martin has extensive fieldwork experience in Spain, North Africa and the USA. Currently Martin is part of a team on the developing a trust to run Dinosaur Isle Museum.
This event is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.
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