Curator Conversation

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

7 Oct 2020 Monthly Event

When: Wednesday 7 October 2020, 2:30pm

Theme: Ian Sobbe will present: What’s new in palaeontology?

How can anything be new in palaeontology when the fossils are thousands and even millions of years old? Well, the fossils may be ancient but new discoveries of fossils are being made in Queensland and across Australia all the time.

Darling Downs’ palaeontologist Ian Sobbe is in a unique and exciting position, being the one to free the fossils from the encrusted dirt and scale of millennia. Slowly the fossils reveal themselves, and Ian is the first person to see the remains of an animal that lived before humans walked upon the earth! And not only does he get to see the remains of an individual animal, he is sometimes the first person ever to see the remains of a previously undiscovered species of animal.

Ian Sobbe will talk about recent discoveries in palaeontology. Ian is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Queensland Museum with a lifetime of unearthing, preparing and researching Queensland’s fossil record. He has worked with other palaeontologists from around the world. Ian is regularly contracted to prepare fossils for museums and universities across Australia. He even has a species of extinct bandicoot named after him – Perameles sobbei.

This event is free, but please phone (07) 4659 4900 to book in and secure your spot.


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Event Dates

Monthly Event

7 Oct 2020

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