India Before the Himalayas: When Snakes Ate Dinosaurs


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  • Speaker: Dr. Jeff Wilson, UM Paleontologist
  • Host Department: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
  • Date: 02/15/2014
  • Time: 4:00PM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheatre

  • Description:

    Join U-M paleontologist Dr. Jeff Wilson and his colleague Geological Survey of India paleontologist  Dr. Dhananjay Mohabey to hear the story of the discovery of a remarkable fossil from 67 million year old sediments in western India that captures  a snake in the act of preying upon a  dinosaur hatchling. The lecture will focus on an India before the rise of the Himalayas, during a time of intense geologic, geographic, and biotic change.

    The lecture celebrates the opening of a new exhibit at the U-M Museum of Natural History, featuring a spectacular sculptural recreation of the dramatic fossil scene by Chicago-area paleo-artist Tyler Keillor. The lecture is also part of the Winter 2014 LSA Theme Semester, India in the World.

    Sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.