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Simon Parfitt's Fossil Roadshow

4 October 2012

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Simon Parfitt is contributing to a public event dedicated to fossil finds from the internationally important 'Cromer Forest-bed Formation' in Norfolk this weekend.  

The Fossil Roadshow in Cromer on Saturday 6 October will feature a series of free talks from experts including Simon about the Cromer Forest-bed and its importance followed by a fossil identification and recording session. All are welcome.

Talks include:

  • Out of Africa and into Britain (Prof Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum, London)
  • Introduction to the Cromer Forest-bed Formation (Simon Parfitt, UCL & the Natural History Museum)
  • The West Runton Mammoth (Prof Tony Stuart, Durham University)

A poster of the event may be downloaded here»

Simon Parfitt who has been seconded to the Natural History Museum to work on the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project has contributed to research on the earliest human skull-cups in Britain as well as investigations into the earliest evidence of human occupation in Britain.