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“The Dinosaur in Your Backyard” with Dr. Luis Chiappe

Add to Calendar Kane Hall 120, UW Campus
Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012 | 7 pm
Free; pre-registration required

For the third year in a row, the Burke Museum is bringing a world-renowned expert on dinosaur paleontology to Seattle for a free public lecture. This year’s lecture features Dr. Luis Chiappe, who will discuss new research that shows that birds are the living descendants of theropod dinosaurs and how fossils discovered over the past 20 years have shed light on the origin of avian flight.

Dr. Luis Chiappe is the Director of the Dinosaur Institute and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. For the last 20 years, Dr. Chiappe has conducted field work around the globe, with research focused on the origin and early evolution of birds as well as the reproductive behavior and development of sauropod dinosaurs.