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Leonardo da Vinci and palaeontology | part 2 (Click this link for part 1) What is the true nature of petrified shells? Background picture from Leonardo's Codex. Among the corpus of Leonardo’s writings, the Codex Leicester has been acknowledged as a fundamental document in the history...

The Jurassic Beach is an exceptional fossil site in Portugal. Special techniques are needed to study its exceptional fossil content. Above, Jose Antonio Anacleto and Ricardo Paredes are casting trace fossils at the Jurassic Beach palaeontological site (Praia Jurássica). Me waring protectionsKneeling on Jurassic limestones...

Jurassic Beach? Yes, there is a beach dating back to the age of dinosaurs (Praia Jurássica) near Porto de Mós, Portugal. I recently joined the Jurassic Beach team to study this exceptional palaeontological site! Here is the Jurassic Beach team! From the foreground to the background:...

    Ichnosummer 2019 has been a success! In fact, during fieldwork in Portugal, I discovered thousands of beautiful trace fossils. Now it is time to go from aesthetics to science, i.e. I need to understand the behaviours of those spectacular burrows. The beauty of these trace...

    Ichnosummer 2019 started in Portugal! This will be a period of intense fieldwork in the Palezoioic and Mesozoic units of Iberia. Here I am (left) with Carlos Neto de Carvalho (right). What will we find in the Ordovician rocks of UNESCO Geopark Naturtejo? ...

    Leonardo da Vinci and palaeontology | part 1 Follow this link for part 2 Mona Lisa's gaze on a fossil bivalve. Fossil from the collections of the University of Genova. The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected Western intellectual life by introducing great advances in many...

      This photo gallery post documents the typical fieldwork day of autumn season: (1) Wearing the wetsuit and entering the seawater; (2) Placing a quadrat on the seafloor; (3) Photographing the quadrat with a GPS-based camera; (4) Counting eventual burrows within the quadrat; (5) repeating steps...