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Dinosaur Feathers

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Dr Maria McNamara is a palaeontologist in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UCC. Her research focuses on how delicate soft tissues such as feathers and skin are preserved in fossils. Following a BSc (Earth Science) at NUI, Galway and a PhD at UCD, Maria continued her palaeontological research at UCD, Yale University in the USA, and Bristol University in the UK before taking a lectureship at UCC. She has worked on fossils from all over the world, including North and South America, Europe, Siberia, and Inner Mongolia. For further information on how to study palaeontology at UCC, please contact Maria at maria.mcnamara@ucc.ie.