Story: Fossils

Charles Fleming, palaeontologist

Scientist Charles Fleming looks over a collection of fossils. A versatile scientist, Fleming became chief palaeontologist of the Geological Survey in Wellington in 1952 and specialised in studying living and fossil molluscs. Listen to Fleming explain why there are few terrestrial fossil deposits in New Zealand.

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Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Age of mammals – Cenozoic', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/9033/charles-fleming-palaeontologist (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Hamish Campbell, published 12 Jun 2006