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Fossil Detectives: Track 1

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This event took place on 21st October 2008 and was hosted by Hermione Cockburn, presenter of the brand-new OU/BBC series Fossil Detectives. Hermione, who has also presented Coast and Rough Science, talks about the making of Fossil Detectives and other OU/BBC series, the extraordinary fossils found in Britain, and some of our most surprising fossil-hunters. Fossil Detectives is a brand new series, produced by the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit and The Open University, which showcases Britain’s amazing wealth of fossils, what they reveal about the mysteries of life and worlds long gone.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 1 hour
  • Updated Tuesday 13th April 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Across the Sciences
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Track 1: Fossil Detectives

A short introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2008

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Fossil Detectives    A short introduction to this album. Play now Fossil Detectives
2 Megalosaurus in the Oxford museum    Hermonie Cockburn intorduces and explains the birth of the Fossil Detective series and discusses the Megalosaurus, which includes a clip from the central England programme. Play now Megalosaurus in the Oxford museum
3 Dinosaur excavation    Hermonie focusses on the work of Gideon Mantell and shows a clip of her on a dinosaur excovation from the South of England programme. Play now Dinosaur excavation
4 The West Runton Elephant Story    Hermonie discusses the ice age, meeting David Attenborough, and the West Runton elephant. Play now The West Runton Elephant Story
5 Microfossils and the Ichtyosaur    Hermonie looks at the contrast between microfossils and larger fossils and also discovers the Ichtyosaur in Yorkshire. Play now Microfossils and the Ichtyosaur