Extras: Unboxing the Past

The Australian Opal Centre has an amazing collection of opalised fossils (among many, many other things). In Unboxing the Past, Dr. Elizabeth Smith uncrates a collection of pieces donated to the Centre and demonstrates the amazing diversity of prehistoric life that existed in the area surrounding Lightning Ridge 110 million years ago.

Here are a few extra photos from behind the scenes:

Dr. Smith prepares to discuss the contents of the plastic crate.

Dr. Smith prepares to discuss the contents of the plastic crate.

Demonstrating the catalogue listing the items in the box.

Demonstrating the catalogue listing the items in the box.

Examining the spectacularly beautiful turtle fossils.

Examining the spectacularly beautiful turtle fossils.

And the incredible lungfish toothplate.

And the incredible lungfish toothplate.

Dino tooth.

Dino tooth.

Incredible lungfish toothplate.

Incredible lungfish toothplate.

The most spectacular turtle fossils on the planet.

The most spectacular turtle fossils on the planet.

More incredible turtle pieces.

More incredible turtle pieces.