Time capsule amber

9/11/24 in Waren (Müritz)

Cretolixon_alatum_female_photo_Lohrmann_V_et_al_Fossil_Record_23_2020_CC BY 4.0, © Volker Lohrmann

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The next dates:

  • Wednesday, Sep 11, 202419:30 - 21:30 clock
Exhibition, Lecture & Science, Nature

In his lecture, Dr. Volker Lohrmann looks deeper into and at amber and explains what the enclosed fossils tell us about the past.

We look for it on the beach, wear it as jewelry or examine it under a microscope - people have always been fascinated by amber. Called the tears of the gods or the gold of the Vikings, the concept of amber is now inextricably linked with the cultural icon of the Amber Room or the Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic Park.

For scientists, it is the occasional animal or plant inclusions that make amber a fascinating field of research - as a unique window into the past. Due to its consistency, amber enables the almost perfect preservation of fragile or delicate structures such as feathers or even the smallest insects. Using various examples, Dr. Volker Lohrmann, curator of the insect collection at the Übersee-Museum Bremen, will explain what amber actually is, where it comes from and what science can learn from the fossils it contains with the help of modern research methods.

The lecture is free of charge.

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Event dates
  • Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 clock
Event Location

MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)

Zur Steinmole 1
17192 Waren (Müritz)


info@mueritzeum.de
+49 3991 633680
https://www.mueritzeum.de/
Contact the organiser

MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)

Zur Steinmole 1
17192 Waren (Müritz)


info@mueritzeum.de
+49 3991 633680
https://www.mueritzeum.de/

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