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New volume on fossil arthropods in Mexican amber

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This is the second blog post in a series resulting from attending the 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber and concerns new fossils described from Mexican amber. A fabulous fossil insect preserved in Miocene Mexican amber At the meeting we met up with many of the world’s leading palaeoentomologists who have published their work with Siri Scientific Press. Without doubt the leading authority on fossils preserved in Mexican amber is Monica Solorzano-Kraemer from the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany. Monica wrote the chapter on Mexican amber in our Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major...

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Blackberry Hill Fossils: Author talk and book signing event

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If you missed seeing our author of Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, Kenneth (Chris) Gass giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show recently, you now have another chance to hear about this remarkable fossil locality. Chris with sample fossils prior to giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show in Marshfield, Wisconsin on 1 May, 2016. Photo courtesy of Donald Kelman.His talk was well received at the HWGMS and the presentation drew a full house, which according to the show...

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Review of the 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, Edinburgh 2016

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We have just returned from the 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, 2016. It was hosted by the National Museums Scotland (NMS) under the auspices of the International Palaeoentomological Society (IPS) and organized by Dr Andrew Ross (NMS) and his team, with input from David Penney and Siri Scientific Press who edited and published the abstracts volume. Additional support was provided by the Palaeontological Association which provided financial support for the Keynote speakers. The conference opened on 26 April with an icebreaker whisky tasting session at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This gave the delegates (most of...

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Author talk and book signing event

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Kenneth (Chris) Gass, author of our title Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill will be giving a presentation on the remarkable fossils of Blackberry Hill, which will be followed by a book signing event. click cover to go the product page for more information about this title ... and remember you never pay full RRP when you order directly from our website! Chris with some of the remarkable fossil trackways preserved at Blackberry Hill The talk will take place during the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society's annual show as follows:1:00PM-2:00PM,...

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Siri Scientific Press at the Tucson fossil show 2016

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Many of you will be aware that the Tucson Fossil Show in Arizona is one of the largest events in the palaeo calendar. Fossil dealers and collectors come from all over the world to marvel at the incredible wealth of material on display.   A nice Ceraurus trilobite on display at the show (photos by Phillip Isotalo) Although we have not yet made it to the show in person, several of our our titles have done so, courtesy of various different dealers from the UK and the USA. Cindy Howells from National Museum of Wales, with a couple of our...

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