Summerasaurs Interactive: Ask a Palaeontologist

Posted: August 8, 2011 - 15:46 , by admin
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Dr. David Evans

Dr. David Evans on-site in southern Alberta

  • Want to know how palaeontologists discover new dinosaur species?
  • How about finding about what it takes to get a dinosaur out of the ground and into the lab?
  • Any other questions about hunting dinosaurs?

Get the answers Wednesday, August 10 at 1:00 pm. Join us then for a one-hour Twitter Q & A with Dr. David Evans, ROM Associate Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology. David recently returned from an expedition to the badlands of southern Alberta, where his team excavated dozens of bones and discovered what may be a brand new species of Ceratopsian dinosaur. You can read about his adventures on the ROM blog, or in the feature article published in Sunday’s Toronto Star.

A Twitter Q & A is a chance to chat in real time with someone over Twitter. On Wednesday between 1 and 2 pm tweet your questions for David, followed by this hashtag: #ROMDinoQ. During that hour, he’ll respond to as many questions as he can.

If you’d like to follow David’s questions and answers over Twitter, visit and enter the hashtag “ROMDinoQ”. This will allow you to see all the tweets bearing that hashtag, and follow the conversation much easier. If you have a question for David you’d like to submit in advance, you can do so on the ROM’s Facebook account or tweet it using the #ROMDinoQ hashtag.