NATURAL HISTORY: PLANT OR ANIMAL FOSSILS FOUND IN MUSEUMS
Each exercise should be 300-400 words long
Exercise 2: LAND BRIDGES FROM MARINE TRANSGRESSIONS
Here are four famous ‘land bridges’ that once existed:
1. Doggerland (now under the English Channel)
2. Beringia (between Alaska and Russia)
3. Sunda Shelf (between Malaysia and the Indonesian islands)
4. Between Tasmania and the Australian mainland (remnant hills are the islands of
the Furneaux group, which include King Island and Flinders Island.
Taking one land bridge, examine journal papers and select a journal paper that gives
evidence for the existence of human activities OR plant and animal distributions that
once occurred across that particular ‘land bridge’. Summarise the main findings of
the paper. The point of this exercise is that you will learn to search on google scholar
for specific quests that are related to landscape, and to reference correctly.
Exercise 3: HISTORIC OR CURRENT RECORDING OF FLORA AND
Find an image, sketch, or painting of an Australian animal or plant, using either
trove.nla.gov.au or books from any library. The submission must include an image of
the book page with page number or the live link.
You will note:
? • What species is shown? Describe its features.
? • What were the circumstances, time, and place that it was recorded?
? • Who is the author? What is their background? Amateur private sketchbook or
? • Why do you think the author took the trouble to record this plant or animal?
? • What medium did the author use? Note any issues about colour, publication,
format (e.g. in booklet). NATURAL HISTORY: PLANT OR ANIMAL FOSSILS FOUND IN MUSEUMS.
The point of this exercise is to examine a wide range of material and find and explore
many different styles of recording information. Botanical sketchbooks are a great
source. You should have a great exploration of many beautiful drawings with this
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