Airing On Tuesday
December 12th 2017
8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm pacific
Natures Talk Shows Fine Art of Paleontology series will be discussing Amber and the significant role it plays in Paleontology.Amber is a unique preservational mode, preserving otherwise unfossilizable parts of organisms; as such it is helpful in the reconstruction of ecosystems as well as organisms; the chemical composition of the resin, however, is of limited utility in reconstructing the phylogenetic affinity of the resin producer.Amber sometimes contains animals or plant matter that became caught in the resin as it was secreted. Insects, spiders and even their webs, annelids, frogs and many other things.Tune into this episode to learn more about Amber.