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Winelands: Speaker evening – Dr Ryan Tucker

2018-06-21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Yvonne Steyn
Winelands: Speaker evening - Dr Ryan Tucker

Our guest speaker on Thursday 21 June is Dr Ryan Tucker, who will talk about

‘Dinosaur forensics’

Taphonomy is the study of what happens to an organism after its death and until its discovery.

But whilst typical crime scene investigators can be on the scene within hours, days, or even months, palaeoscientists like Dr Ryan Tucker must have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Dr Tucker will talk about the latest techniques for reconstructing these ancient ‘crime scenes’, with a few examples of newly-discovered dinosaur sites from around the world.

Adventurer, traveller, rock-climber and self-proclaimed optimist, field-based geologist Ryan Tucker holds an MS in Vertebrate Palaeontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a PhD in Geology from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at Stellenbosch University, specialising in sedimentology and palaeontology.

Cash bar.

Date and time:
Thursday 21 June
19h15 for 19h30

Guests welcome.

RSVP obligatory.

Note that the venue has strict access control and that you are required to RSVP to gain entry to the estate.

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