The PaleoAngola Project is a scientific programme in collaboration between various international institutions in order to research and promote the Paleontology of Angola. The results of fieldwork in Cretaceous sites have been extraordinarily spectacular, with the discovery of the first dinosaur of Angola, dating from the Late Cretaceous, and mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, ammonites and fossil turtles. Besides the scientific objectives, we aim to create a strong and lasting institutional and scientific collaboration that has a multiplier effect in Angolan academia.

O Projecto PaleoAngola é um programa científico entre várias instituições internacionais com o objectivo de investigar e dar a conhecer a Paleontologia de Angola. Os resultados de missões nos terrenos do Cretácico foram surpreendentes, com a descoberta do primeiro dinossauro de Angola, datado do Cretácico Superior, além de vestígios de mosassauros, plesiossauros, amonites e tartarugas fósseis. Além dos objectivos científicos, é nosso intuito criar uma forte e duradoura colaboração científica e institucional que tenha efeitos multiplicadores no meio académico angolano.

 

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Field Season 2019 Begins

Field Season 2019 is getting underway. We are currently in Lisbon staging for this years expedition. Our field focus will be collecting previously discovered specimens at Bentiaba and exanding our understanding of the younger rocks near the locality. This year we have two vertebrate paleontology graduate students from the New University of Lisbon and three from Agostinho Neto University joining us in the field.

Follow our progress at our field blog