Museum scientists in the Earth Sciences Department are studying the origins of the planet, the earth's resources and the evolution of life.
Our research ranges from the studying and dating Neanderthals to work on 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.
The Museum has a long history of microfossil research, based on a superb collections and staff with extensive expertise.
We are researching the financial, social and environmental impacts of mineral exploitation.
Catch up on what is happening in the Earth Sciences Department.