Origin of Feathers 100 Million Years Before Birds

Written by Prof Michael Benton, Palaeobiology Research Group, University of Bristol. A new study (Yang et al. 2019) shows that pterosaurs, as well as dinosaurs had feathers, thus extending the origin of feathers minimally back to about 250 million years ago. Archaeopteryx, pretty much the oldest bird, dates from 150 million years ago, so that’s … More Origin of Feathers 100 Million Years Before Birds

Contradictions, Conundrums and Lies

Written by Matthew Parkes, Assistant Keeper (Curator of Geology), Natural History Collections at the National Museum of Ireland. Contradictions, Conundrums and Lies Before you switch off, this isn’t another opinion piece on the ramblings of a dodgy political leader. The ordinary life of a geological curator can be filled with difficult choices, confused by conundrums … More Contradictions, Conundrums and Lies

News from the Sector – September

News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at blog@geocurator.org. Conferences and Workshops Next week is the ‘Collectors, Collections … More News from the Sector – September

News from the Sector- August

News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at blog@geocurator.org.