Science Cafe: Life Before the Dinosaurs

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Long before the appearance of the earliest dinosaurs, the Earth was ruled by an array of bizarre amphibians, reptiles, and protomammals. We’ll introduce you to some of the weirdest creatures in prehistory, including some of your own ancestors, and detail the globe-trotting expeditions required to discover their fossil remains. We’ll also discuss the fates of these animals, and how the worst extinction in history paved the way for eventual dinosaurian takeover of the Earth.

About our speaker

Christian Kammerer is Research Curator of Paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He received his PhD at the University of Chicago and subsequently held research positions at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Christian specializes on the fossils of the Permian and Triassic periods, between 300 and 210 million years ago.

Details

Details

Date:
November 15
Times:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee:
Free

Venue

Daily Planet Cafe

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Phone:
919.707.9800

Organizer

Katey Ahmann
919.707.9888