How Bird-Like Were Dinosaurs?
Birds are dinosaurs, but did their extinct relatives move, look, or even sing like their avian relatives? Geoff Marsh investigates, using the science of dinosaur reconstruction.
Birds are dinosaurs, but did their extinct relatives move, look, or even sing like their avian relatives? From revealing the hidden information within fossilised dinosaur footprints, to reading the messages left by muscle attachments on fossil bones and seeing how modern palaeo-artists have started to draw fluffy feathered Tyranosaurs, presenter Geoff Marsh starts to reimagine dinosaurs as living animals.
Beginning with CrowdScience listener Malcolm asking about hopping dinosaurs while on a fossil finding mission with world expert Dr Peter Falkingham, Geoff explores the vaults of the Natural History Museum with Dr Susie Maidment and meets palaeoartist Dr Mark Witton’s pet dinosaurs in his living room studio.
Producer: Rory Galloway
(Image: A Velociraptor dinosaur. Credit to Mark Witton)