What is it like to conduct research in Antarctica? How many types of scientists does it take to put together an exhibition like Antarctic Dinosaurs? This week, Abbey interviews research scientist Dr. Peter Flaig, who is a Sedimentologist-Stratigrapher at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to defining sedimentology and stratigraphy, Dr. Flaig provides insight into the daily workings of the Beardmore Base Camp, how specimens travel from Antarctica to the lab and the necessity of multi-disciplinary work in cutting-edge science.
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A companion to the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibition, at the Witte for a limited time. This exhibition is developed and traveled by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place – Charlotte, NC and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund. Antarctic Dinosaurs at the Witte Museum is generously supported by HOLT Cat and the Mary Pat and Michael Bolner Exhibition Endowment Fund.
For more information and to experience Antarctic Dinosaurs at the Witte, visit https://bit.ly/3O2hxXQ.