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Unearthing the Rutland Sea Dragon

June 17, 2023 | 1:30 pm

Internationally recognized paleontologist, ichthyosaurs expert, and author Dr. Dean Lomax will join us at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life for a dino-lover’s dream presentation! Hear all about his experience unearthing the giant Rutland Sea Dragon, the largest fossil found in the UK, plus learn more about his incredible background and the dino-digs that changed his life. After the presentation, Dr. Lomax will sign two of his books – Locked in Time and Prehistoric Pets – and will answer questions from guests. Join us at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life on June 17, 2023, at 1:30 pm for this incredible paleo-event!

Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life
2929 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

June 17, 2023
Presentation: 1:30 pm – 2 pm
Book Signing to follow

FREE for Thanksgiving Point members
Included with regular Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life Admission
First come, first serve

About dr. Dean lomax

Dr. Dean Lomax first discovered his passion for paleontology in childhood, and at age 18 he sold many of his possessions to fund a trip to Wyoming where he participated in a dig. Instead of following the typical education route, he studied and researched in the field, becoming a self-taught paleontologist. In 2013, he completed a postgraduate master’s in philosophy without receiving an undergraduate degree. He eventually received his Ph.D. in paleontology and is now an internationally recognized paleontologist and world expert on ichthyosaurs. His work includes fieldwork, academic research, science communications, museum projects, and so much more.

Learn about the two books that will be available for purchase and signing.

Locked In Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils (2021)

From dinosaurs fighting to their deaths to elephant-sized burrowing ground sloths, Locked In Time takes readers on a global journey deep into Earth’s past. Fifty astonishing fossils offer an unprecedented glimpse at the real-life behavior of prehistoric animals. Each fossil reveals a unique story about prehistory, evoking the chain of evolution that links all living things to their distant ancestors.

Prehistoric Pets (2020)

Have you ever wondered what your guinea pig’s great, great, great, great, great, GREAT grandparents looked like? Join us as we take a close look at our pets, from guinea pigs to cats to horses, and – as if they were furry time machines – use fossil facts to trace them back to their prehistoric animal ancestors. With bright artwork, bags of humor, and plenty of facts for readers to get their teeth into, this incredible pop-up children’s book brings you face-to-face with awesome ancient creatures, including a Velociraptor, a saber-tooth cat, and the giant snake Titanoboa.