Friday, September 01, 2006


Dr Lucy McCobb

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

I work as a fossil curator in a museum, which means that I help to look after lots of different types of fossils from various periods of the Earth’s history, ranging from trilobites, corals and ammonites, to plants, ichthyosaurs and dinosaurs. I also do research on fossil trilobites, looking at the evolution of this group of creepy-crawlies, which lived in the seas between 550 and 250 million years ago.

I also use fossil trilobites and brachiopods (shellfish also known as ‘lamp shells’) to help reconstruct what the world looked like when these animals lived (a branch of geology known as ‘Palaeogeography’).
The plates that make up the Earth’s crust have moved around constantly throughout its history, rearranging the continents and redrawing the map of the world. When we find the same species of shallow water animals fossilised in rocks on two modern-day continents that are now far apart, we know that the continents must have been close to each other at the time when those animals lived, because the animals were able to swim between their coastal waters. When considered along with other geological evidence, fossils allow us to draw a map of the Earth as it was millions of years ago.
For my PhD, I worked on the exceptional preservation of soft tissues in fossils, such as muscle tissue and skin.

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