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Sprigg lecture series: Dr. Liz Reed - Naracoorte’s fossil caves

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Dr. Liz Reed - Naracoorte’s fossil caves: extraordinary windows into Australia’s recent past

Tuesday 15 August, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk)



A visit to the Naracoorte Caves in 1995 during an undergraduate field camp ignited a spark, and Dr. Liz Reed has been involved with the caves ever since. In this lecture she will explore the study of cave deposits with regards to palaeontology, heritage, conservation and history.


Dr. Reed is a Research Fellow in palaeontology with the Environment Institute and Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is also an Honorary in the palaeontology department at the South Australian Museum. In 1997 she graduated with an Honours degree in vertebrate palaeontology from Flinders University, and later a PhD in 2004. Her thesis research involved taphonomic studies of large mammal fossils from Pleistocene deposits within the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves National Park.

Her current research involves the study of cave deposits in the South East region of South Australia, Nullarbor and Tasmania. She is particularly interested in reconstructing past environments and biodiversity from cave deposits, and also the processes that lead to fossil accumulation. Dr. Reed is also a keen historian of the Naracoorte Caves. Her interest in caves extends to conservation, heritage management, interpretation, education and ecotourism.



Suitable for ages 16+

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