Christmas Coprolites, with Dr Katie Strang

Event Date:

17th December 2020

Event Time:

7:00 pm

Coprolites are the fossilised excrement of organisms, in other words – fossilised faeces! Scotland is famous for many things, but not many people know that Scotland is home to some spectacular fossil jobbies! This talk will look at a range of Caledonian coprolites, and why palaeontologists love fossil poo so much! From East Lothian and Wardie coprolites, to fantastic Fife faeces – what can these tell us about the behaviour, and diets, of animals over 300 million years ago?

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