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The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Our exhibit for the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is titled ‘Prehistoric colours in fossil insects and feathers’ and is being developed by a team of palaeontologists that includes Dr Stuart Kearns, Prof. Mike Benton and Mr Chris Rogers from the University of Bristol, Dr Paddy Orr from University College Dublin, and ten postgraduate students from the University of Bristol and Yale University. Our exhibit will incorporate fossils (feathers, metallic insects, and a specimen of Sinosauropteryx), fossilisation experiments, a scanning electron microscope, and even a fossilisation video game.

Please click here for Youtube link (video courtesy of Tim Cockerill and Sander Loite of Imperial University).

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland