Palaeobotany Specialist Group Meeting

Date:

Linnean Society Palaeobotany Specialist Group Autumn Meeting

Palaeobotany

Wednesday 30th October 2013

The 2013 Autumn Meeting of the Linnean Society Palaeobotany Specialist Group is open to all interested in palaeobotany. The topical programme is focused on current research. This year a session will be dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the discovery of the Rhynie Chert by Dr William Mackie in 1913. This Early Devonian (approx. 400 million years old) chert is unique for its exquisite preservation of a large diversity of life, particularly land plants in life position and arthropods. One hundred years on, the Rhynie Chert is as exciting as ever, with new finds from the latest research.

Image right: NHM - polished block of Rhynie Chert, Palaeobotany collectionsm, NHM