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The Florida Institute of Paleontology


Amber Insects

Paleo-Tech 3D:
The Fusion of Science and Technology with the Paleo World

Presented by

Robert A. DePalma
Curator of Paleontology
The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Thursday, 7 PM, November 20th, 2014
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton Campus, Rm SE 417

In what is certain to be an exciting lecture, PBMNH's Curator of Paleontology Robert DePalma will present some of the newest cutting-edge techniques used in paleo research today. Robert will discuss his application of these techniques in his study of the ultra-rare amber specimens previously discovered by him at one of his dino-aged Hell Creek sites. These are the very first amber-preserved insects, feathers, and other creatures ever discovered in the Hell Creek, and they can now be examined in ways not even dreamed of ten years ago. Most of them are also new species! This new technique allows us to view specimens that are the size of sesame-seeds in stunning, three dimensional images, and even to go inside them to examine their internal structures!This is a massive collaborative research project being lead by DePalma, and includes experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center and the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. This effort is expected to result in multiple publications in the scientific journals over the next few years.

For more information please contact
Rudolph F. Pascucci
(561) 729-4246-

Admission free

Traveling Exhibits

Expedition Ice Age


Now Showing at the Plantation Historical Museum
511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL
(954) 797-2722
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 7 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

The Triceratops

Triceratops Cheryll




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The Gold Coast Anthropological Society

Next Meeting
October 25th, 2014

The South Florida Chapter
Archaeological Institute of America

Next Meeting
October 2nd, 2014

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