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Farrand Memorial Lecture: India before the Himalayas: When snakes ate dinosaurs

Saturday, February 15, 2014
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 W. Washington St.

At Rackham Amphitheatre. Join U-M paleontologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Wilson and Dr. Dhananjay Mohabey, Geological Survey of India paleontologist, 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 on Sunday, February 16, 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 (www.lsa.umich.edu/india). Fun-filled and educational activities are available on Sunday, February 16.