A Geo-Traverse of 400 Million Years of Geological History!
Check out the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) sponsored field trip through the main Karoo Basin led by our Department's own Dr. Emese Bordy and Mr. Robert Muir from 8-13 November 2018.
Geological ‘barcodes’: a unique way to date rocks
Using magnetostratigraphy to get to grips with the age of the Elliot Formation.
Photo by Martin Giger.
3rd year mapping trip to the Northern Cape
Third-year students spent eight days mapping igneous and metamorphic rocks in Nous Wells, Aggeneys and the Namaqualand coast with Prof. Chris Harris, A/Prof. Phil Janney, and demonstrators Simon Schorn and Martin Giger.
Dig dig hooray!
LEFT: Location of the burrow site (blue star) in the Elliot Formation. MIDDLE: Reconstruction of the vegetated and burrowed crevasse splay deposit in the upper Elliot Formation.
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.

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Monday, 24 September 2018
2nd International Conference of Continental Ichnology – ICCI 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
Dr. Robyn Pickering wins a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers

Dr. Robyn Pickering has won a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers for outstanding contributions to science, engineering,  technology (SET) and innovation.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 11:15
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The Palaeontological Society of South Africa - Abstracts due!

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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35th International Geological Congress comes to Cape Town

Only two of these prestigious conferences have been held in Africa before!

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