Talkin' 'bout Hidden Fossils

Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Place: REGINA | Royal Saskatchewan Museum


Over the last few years, Cretaceous amber has provided unprecedented glimpses of dinosaur and primitive bird material preserved in exquisite detail. Recent advances in technology have allowed us to make the most of these opportunities. We can now peer beneath the skin and feathers preserved in amber to see the skeletons and soft tissues, analyze their chemistry and create 3D models of the specimens. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has been actively involved in this cutting-edge research; join our Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology Dr. Ryan McKellar to see how X-rays and lasers are being applied to palaeontology, and some of the unique fossils that have been studied with these techniques.