The Burpee Museum is getting some international representation this week.
Scott Williams, the museum’s Collections and Exhibits manager, and Josh Mathews, fossil preparator, are headed to Bristol, England for the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP). The meeting goes from October 23-26 and is being held at the University of Bristol. To learn more about SVP and the annual meeting, visit the SVP website.
Josh will be presenting a poster at the conference on the topic of our Utah site, the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry. This is the second time that he will be presenting at an SVP annual meeting. His first poster was about the “Homer” triceratops bonebed of Montana’s Hell Creek Formation, which was presented at the 2007 meeting in Austin, Texas.
This is the first time overseas for both Scott and Josh, and they’re looking forward to promoting the Burpee during the meeting, as well as taking in some of the local culture of Bristol and the rest of the UK. After the meeting ends, the two will embark on a sightseeing tour that will hopefully include major sites in London and Scotland.
Check back regularly for updates from Scott and Josh as they “cross the pond!”