Fossils Rock! A Talk With Field Paleontologist, Rob Sula

Fossils Rock!Fossils Rock!

A Talk with Field Paleontologist, Rob Sula

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2-3 pm

Fossils typically preserve hard parts such as teeth, bones and shells. Perhaps surprisingly, these types of fossils are not particularly rare. There are, however, a handful of fossil localities that preserve not just hard parts, but everything. These sites are indeed rare and can preserve delicate structures like eyes, internal organs along with animals that are usually not found in the fossil record like worms and jellyfish. These sites are collectively known as Lagerstatten. In the same way the Rosetta Stone opened up understanding in Archaeology; Lagerstatten illuminate the often murky and incomplete fossil record. These exceptional sites provide paleontologists detailed information into past life and insight into paleo-ecosystems.

Please join Rob as he takes us on a tour of some of the most amazing fossils in the world!