Thursday, 13 November 2014

TW:eed Project Presents at SVP 2014



Last week member of the TW:eed Project presented their work at a prestigious palaeontology conference. The Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology held their annual meeting in Berlin this year. Among the thousand or so delegates were a number of members of the TW:eed Project including Jenny Clack, Kelly Richards and Tim Smithson from Cambridge.
Jenny and Tim on arrival at Berlin Airport

Jenny gave a talk on the evolution of the tetrapod limb skeleton based on specimens discovered recently in the Scottish Borders and Nova Scotia. Delegates were amazed by the number of new specimens that have been found and how varied they are. 
A poster on the new sharks from the Scottish Borders was also presented. This included photographs of some of the teeth that Becky Bennion had prepared during the summer during her work placement.

The opening slide to Jenny’s talk
Becky presents her poster
A fantastic meeting and fantastic work from the TW:eed Project!

Until next time
Carys