Our researchers are tackling compelling challenges in earth science research, from the formation of the solar system and the evolution of life through deep time to the characterisation of new mineral species.
The Museum's vast collections of meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils support our staff's unique expertise in natural resources, planetary geology and the evolution of life on Earth.
Earth sciences news
29 March 2018
Scientists have formally given an ancient reptile a name, over 80 years since its fossils were found in Tanzania.
28 March 2018
It's the most diverse part of the ocean, but plenty of people have never heard of it.
16 March 2018
Museum archaeologists have helped to uncover clues to the people who lived in North Africa 15,000 years ago.
26 February 2018
Plants appeared on Earth 100 million years earlier than scientists previously thought.