Conversations with a Curator: The Oligocene in South Carolina with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
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During the late Oligocene, approximately 25 – 30 million years ago, the South Carolina Lowcountry was submerged beneath the Atlantic Ocean. A bounty of fossils of ancient marine fauna including invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds from this time period can be found throughout the Charleston area. The Charleston Museum possesses one of the most outstanding collections of locally-collected Oligocene whales in the world along with the world's largest flying bird, Pelagornis sandersi and the giant Lowcountry crocodile Gavialosuchus carolinensis. Join Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson in our newly renovated Bunting Natural History Gallery as he discusses these important links to our prehistoric past.
Conversations with a Curator allows visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, ask questions and spark conversations. The Museum's collections are both extraordinary and diverse and each Curator-led talk and tour will allow participants to immerse themselves in different areas of Charleston's history.
All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and free with admission.
Conversations with a Curator programs are typically held on the second Friday of each month, with a few exceptions.