04 February 2020ELGIN MUSEUM FOSSIL SEASON
EXCITING FOSSIL PROGRAMME AT ELGIN MUSEUM
28th March - 31st October:
At the Water's Edge: a temporary exhibition of Late Devonian (375 Ma) fossils highlighting early tetrapod evolution and the importance of Elginerpeton pancheni in the transition of life from water to land. The exhibition links to the Scottish Government's Year of Coasts and Waters and has been made possible with a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Free entry to Elgin Museum and exhibition https://www.elginmuseum.org.uk/atwe2020
Lecture on a crawler's journey
Friday 24th April: 7.30 pm.
At the Water’s Edge: early tetrapod evolution. A lecture by Prof. Per Ahlberg (University of Uppsala). Per first identified and described the fossils in our current exhibition in the early 1990s. These early tetrapod fossils, the oldest in the world, help explain how fins became feet and how fish moved out of the water and onto land. Today Per is one of the world-leading researchers on the origin of tetrapods. He will discuss the significance of Elginerpeton pancheni, 'the crawler from Elgin', as well as the fossil footprints from Tarbat Ness, and provide an update on the rapidly-changing story of tetrapod evolution. £3 entry to non-members of the Moray Society. https://www.elginmuseum.org.uk/
Fossil finders' weekend
25th Saturday, 26th Sunday April
Elgin Museum Geology Group is running a Fossil Finders weekend. The group has invited prominent palaeontologists from Glasgow and Edinburgh up to Elgin for the weekend. On the Saturday the Elginerpeton exhibition will be officially opened . Visitors will be able to ask the experts to identify fossils they may have or just generally to discuss all matters relating to prehistoric life.
On the Sunday the group will be hosting two coach trips from Elgin to Clashach Quarry to look at Permian reptile footprint tracks.