How Glyptodon Got Its Shell

An old photo of large mammal fossils
  • Wednesday November 10, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Irina Podgorny
  • Museo de La Plata, CONICET/Argentina
  • Audience: 12 and older

In the early nineteenth century, huge fossil mammal bones from South America attracted much public and scientific attention. Long debates were sparked by the arrival in London of a small living armadillo along with evidence of huge fossil bony armors. A fascinating history linking British diplomats, fossil dealers, naturalists and scientists from across Europe and the Americas.