New exhibit traces 65 million years of evolution
Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh talks about the new 'Age of Mammals' exhibit at L.A.'s Natural History Museum in an Associated Press article.
Continents move. Climates change. Mammals evolve. 'Age of Mammals,' opening July 11, 2010 at the Natural History Museum, tells an epic evolutionary story spanning 65 million years.
"Mammalian history is full of remarkable creatures on land and in the sea and it is terrific that the museum chose to emphasize the role of climate change and shifting continents in the history of mammals," said Blaire Van Valkenburgh, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the exhibit's steering committee.
"It should help people understand the connections between the rocks beneath their feet and the history of life on the planet," she continued.
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Published: Friday, July 09, 2010