Dorset County Museum – In search of dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem

Geology Revealed: In search of dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem

On 14 February, just a few days after the opening of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure there’s a chance to hear Professor David Martill talk about some terrifying Dinosaurs that lived in North Africa at Dorset County Museum.

The Cretaceous Kem Kem beds fringing the Tafilalt of south east Morocco are famous for occurrences of the gigantic theropod dinosaur Spinosaurus. This talk reports on the search for Spinosaurus, and some of the other magnificent animals that lived in North Africa about 100 million years ago.

David Martill is a Professor of Palaeobiology in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth where he teaches vertebrate palaeontology. His main research interests are in Mesozoic vertebrate communities, exceptional preservation of fossils, and the palaeobiology of pterosaurs.

Lecture accommodation at the Museum is restricted due to the temporary Dippy exhibition. As space is restricted tickets are £5 for non-members or £3 for DNH&AS
members and are available online or can be booked through the Museum Shop 01305 756827.

Event starts at 7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)