Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Pictures: 'How to Get a Head: A Hands-On History of the Skull'

Time: 21 February, 18:30 - 21:30
Place: The Grant Museum

What better way to recommence the term after Reading Week, than to examine skulls! Zoologists Jack Ashby and Mark Carnall opened the Grant Museum to UCLU ASHS members for a session on the evolution of the animal skull.

With a series of exercises they had prepared for us, they introduced us to and led us through examinations and studies of specimens of, among others,  alligator, turtle and macaque skulls.

We were explained how to identify species by their skull structure, as well as their position in evolutionary history.

Following the skull 'workshop', there was a drink reception, during which we were free to explore the museum.

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