The Angola Field Group invites you to: Uncovering the Hidden Remains of Angola’s Ancient Giants, a presentation this Thursday, July 09, at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club with dinosaur hunter Dr. Louis Jacobs who calls the fossils of Angola a “museum in the ground”.
Dr. Jacobs (read his bio is at the bottom of this post) and his team first came to Angola in 2005 and again in 2007 to hunt for fossils of giant marine lizards first reported in the 1960’s, but they unearthed much more than that. He will present a review of their finds from the rock outcrops of the coast of Namibe province all the way up to the coast of Cabinda, conducted in cooperation with Agostinho Neto University and ISPRA University in Lubango. Visit www.paleoangola.org/ for more info.
Our guest speaker, vertebrate paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs on a dig along the northern coast of Angola.
Dr. Jacobs teaches geology and paleontology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA and has conducted fieldwork worldwide. He’s internationally recognized as a dinosaur expert and six fossil species have been named after him. Read more about Dr. Jacobs at the end of this post.
Everybody is welcome to attend our presentations which are offered in close cooperation with the Viking Club. There is no charge. The talk will be in English. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar. The Viking Bar now opens at 7:30 PM! (For sale, books by NGOs, in English.)
If you would like to have a map showing the location of the Viking Club, please click here to download it from our Join Us page. The Viking Club is on the main floor of the former Swedish Building at Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant. See you there!
Louis L. Jacobs is a Professor in Southern Methodist University’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in Dallas and President of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at SMU. He has served as President of the international Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and in 1999 he was Director ad interim of the Dallas Museum of Natural History.
Louis received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Arizona in 1977. Before joining the SMU faculty, he served as head of the Division of Paleontology at the National Museum of Kenya. Mr. Jacobs has conducted extensive field research in Pakistan, Mexico, Kenya, Cameroon, Malawi, Yemen, Israel, and Mozambique, as well as Texas, Alaska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and other parts of the United States. Most recently, his field research is in Angola, Antarctica, and Mongolia. Supporters of his research include the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Dinosaur Society, the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, and The Saurus Institute.
Among his publications are Quest for the African Dinosaurs: Ancient Roots of the Modern World, Lone Star Dinosaurs, and Cretaceous Airport, as well over one hundred scientific papers and edited volumes. His book Lone Star Dinosaurs received recognition by joint resolution of the Texas Legislature. His awards include the Joseph T. Gregory Award of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Edwin H. Colbert Award of the Dinosaur Society, SMU University Teacher/Scholar of the Year, and the Friends of the Texas Earth Science Teachers Association Award. Six fossil species have been named after him.
An Angola Field Group member holds a Giant Cretaceous-age fossilized ammonite unearthed along Angolan coast.