Museum scientists in the Earth Sciences Department are studying the origins of the planet, the earth's resources and the evolution of life.
Projects range from the dating of early fossil humans such as the Neanderthals to the growth and development of modern people.
Researching vertebrate evolution and its role in shaping the history of life.
Studying fossil invertebrates collections to explore the quality of the geological record.
The palaeobotany collections and research span the Archean to the present. Find out more.
Discover our superb microfossil reference collection and micropalaeontological research programme.
Investigating the origins and evolution of the solar system and the processes shaping our planet today.
Researching the formation, discovery and sustainability of Earth's minerals.
Using DNA preserved in ancient biological specimens to trace molecular evolutionary processes through time and space.
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