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First Lower Jurassic vertebrate burrow from the upper Elliot Formation, Karoo Basin, South Africa.
Lesothosaurus diagnosticus mandible (upper Elliot Formation, Lower Jurassic) digitally reconstructed
Left: Fossil occurrences of Lesothosaurus, Right: Partial left and right mandible in (A-B) medial and (C) dorsal views of new specimen.
UCT student studies microfossils at Uppsala University, Sweden
MSc student, Bianca Harrison is spending two weeks at Uppsala University in Sweden studying organic-walled microfossils at the world-renowned lab of Professor Malgorzata Moczydlowska-Vidal.
Laingsburg 2015
2nd years learn the ropes from our new structural geologist Alastair Sloan
Dr Alastair Sloan instructs the 2nd years in mapping techniques as part of their fieldtrip to the Laingsburg fieldstation.
"Geology Today" features UCT student-lead study
Research in recent years has shown that natural forest fires can have a significant impact on sedimentation in terrestrial environments. MSc student, Robert Muir and colleagues studied Lower Cretaceous sediments from the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The SedsPalaeo Research Group of our Department has the privilege of hosting this international conference, which will provide a great opportunity for highlighting the global relevance of the South African trace fossil heritage (e.g., insects walking traces, swimming trails of fish, vertebrate burrows, dinosaur trackways).

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:30
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Abstract due date is 15 April for the upcoming annual PSSA Conference in Stellenbosch.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 22:30
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Only two of these prestigious conferences have been held in Africa before!

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 22:45

Dr Pickering, a lead researcher involved in the discovery of an extinct monkey species in the Dominican Republic.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:15