Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There’s a special focus on the fossil record but delving into the story of the past isn’t limited to dry bones. Today’s paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived.
Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times.
EMAIL: [email protected]Dr. Adam Pritchard is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Insitution. He has had a love of dinosaurs from age 2 to today. He received a B.A. in Biology from McDaniel College and a Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences from Stony Brook University. Early reptiles and their relationships are his main areas of study. During the summer, he treks to Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, to dig up fossil reptiles from the Triassic Period.
EMAIL: [email protected]Catherine has always loved animals and the natural world and grew up exploring these interests at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Biological Science and Spanish Language and Literature at North Carolina State University. She is currently a PhD candidate at Ohio University studying avian brain evolution.
EMAIL: [email protected]Matt is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He went to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he majored in Geological Science and Anthropology. At Stony Brook, Matt studies the evolution of carnivorous mammals. He has done fieldwork in North Dakota, Utah, Germany, Madagascar, and Kenya.
If you have a burning question about the past you would like us to explore, have an idea for a show, or are a scientist interested in contributing to the podcast, e-mail us at pasttimepale[email protected]