The evolution of life on Earth is full of amazing episodes. But one story that especially captures the imagination is the transition from the familiar, charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for around 170 million years into a new, small, airborne form: birds. In this podcast, the Museum’s Provost of Science Michael Novacek discusses this transition and it’s representation in the new Museum exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. Joining him are Ashley Heers, a postdoctoral fellow in paleontology at the Museum, and Mark Norell, the Macaulay Curator and Chair of the Division of Paleontology - and curator of the new exhibition.
This lecture took place at the Museum on March 15, 2016.