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Palaeontology in the Field

28 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Planning a fossil hunting trip requires more than just a sunny day and a nice trip to the coast. Research into the rock types in the area and using scientific literature to see if any previous finds have been made in an area saves time and gives the fossil hunter a search image to work to.

Students will learn how to find fossils and how to record their finds properly using a field notebook. They will also learn how to package and transport their finds for correct labelling back in the lab or home.

Students will be expected to make their own way to the meeting point for the field trip either privately or by public transport. Both localities are accessible by public transport: Pentland Hills – Meet at Carlops car park. Public transport: take the Stagecoach 101 or 102 bus from Edinburgh to Carlops. Wardie shore – Meet at Wardie shore. Public transport: take Lothian buses number 47 and disembark at Granton Square or the number 16 and disembark on Lower Granton Road. NO TRANSPORT IS PROVIDED.

Wednesday 28th June 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm • (One-day course)
On location • Tutor: Tom Challands

https://www.course-bookings.lifelong.ed.ac.uk/courses/SN/science-and-nature/SN136/palaeontology-in-the-field/

Details

Date:
28 June
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organiser

Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh
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Details

Date:
28 June
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organiser

Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh
View Organiser Website