Geosciences Working Group

Monday, 10. January 2022 - 19:20 Uhr s.t.
Zoom Meeting
Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann

Messel - Fossils from the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

lecturer: Prof. Dr. Lehmann
The small town of Messel near Darmstadt is world-famous. A large number of important fossil finds are known from the former oil shale pit; they are about 45 million years old and date from the Eocene period. These include the famous primeval horse, the first complete fossil of a primate from this period, but also fantastically preserved evidence of the evolution of birds. In addition to the fossils, the history of the formation of the deposit and its geology, this lecture will also deal with the mining history and palaeecology of the former habitat.

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Meeting-ID: 949 8195 9100
Kenncode: 144207

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