Seeing Through Fossils: X-Ray Scanning in Palaeontology

From November 09, 2020 19:00 until November 09, 2020

Presented by Dr Elsa Panciroli, Oxford University Museum of Natural History 

Fossils of extinct animals have been studied for hundreds of years. The way scientists study fossils has changed radically in recent years. Digital imaging technology – especially x-ray scanning – allows us to peer through the rock itself and see details we could never have imagined. In this talk we’ll see how CT scanning is used on fossils from the Isle of Skye, including some of the smallest animals in the Jurassic world. 

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