Friday, 2 January 2009

January 8th - Fossil marine reptiles from Wiltshire

On Thursday January 8th Bath Geological Society is hosting a lecture by Simon Carpenter, a local fossil collector of great repute. Simon has been collecting fossil marine reptiles from the clay pit at Westbury, Wiltshire for several years. He has found many exciting fossils including a turtle, pliosaurs, plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs - all preserved in the Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay at Westbury. More recently, he has found a new species of crocodile. All these fossils belong to the Jurassic Period and are approximately 140 million years old. Simon will talk about his latest finds, how they were discovered, prepared and conserved. Simon will be bringing a selection of his finds with him for people to see and hold.
The meeting will take place In the Duncan Room, BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath at 7.30 p.m. It is free to members - £4 for visitors - free refreshments. Everyone is most welcome.

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