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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


Illuminating the start of complex life: spatial analyses of Ediacaran communities

March 2019

Cambridge researchers are using cutting edge 3D scanning techniques to understand a community of ancient fossils dating from almost 600 million years ago. Studies of these remarkable and enigmatic Ediacaran fossils are revealing important insights into how they interacted and reproduced. This display was curated by Dr Emily Mitchell as part of her NERC-funded research within the Department of Earth Sciences, and included casts and 3D prints of these rare and important fossils from both Newfoundland and Leicestershire.


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