Lecture 4 – Innovations and novelty

Fossils are used to explore the origin of animals and their development afterwards with Simon Conway Morris.

In this demo–packed CHRISTMAS LECTURE, Conway Morris takes the audience through the Cambrian explosion, which marks a significant appearance of animal fossil remains.

Fossils from this period help scientists understand how creatures evolved into today's mammals such as whales and he even uses a giant millipede to explain fossil markings.

Copyright

BBC

Year

1996

Lecturer

Simon Conway Morris

Duration

59:37

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