Science

Palaeontology and Earth History

The palaeosciences aim to explore the story and reveal the history of life on earth over a period extending from deep time to our recent past, focusing on the geological record.

This is a very complex story to explore, with many layers of knowledge, involving several areas of science including archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, palaeoclimate, palaeoecology, palaeontology and past human environmental interactions and hazards.

This research area in in the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences is both typical palaeoecology (examining the history of life through deopsits and remains) and also the history of the Earth (the rocks and geographical landscape) and how it has evolved in time.

 

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree in Palaeontology and Earth History, you can click here to look for potential supervisors.