2014 Workshops

Written in stone: life and death in the fossil record/ Life’s diversification


Wednesday, 19 March 2014




Lapworth Museum and Earth Imaging Lab

During Earth’s long history there have been times where life has dramatically diversified. These ‘big bangs’ have shaped the biodiversity of our planet today. This interactive workshop will explore the types of marine organisms that contributed to the Cambrian Explosion (~542 million years ago) and The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (~470 million years ago), the most substantial increase in biodiversity in the history of life on Earth, as well as explore some of the hypotheses put forward to explain these remarkable events.