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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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Million year old monkey

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