Urban fossils of Brussels

Most of the buildings of downtown Brussels have been built with artificial materials such as bricks and concrete. Natural construction stones are not very common around this city, therefore using artificial construction materials is quite common in the region. However, some streets and squares of Brussels have been paved with a dark limestone (see photograph below) with a very rich and interesting fossil content.

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Urban fossils of The Nederlands

Jelle Reumer is a professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Utrech University. Although Jelle's scientific interest focusses on Tertiary and Quaternary Mammal Palaeontology, he is also interested in science communication and urban fossils, as he often shows through his Twitter account (@JelleReumer). Jelle has recently published "Kijk waar je loopt! - over stadspaleontology", which can be loosely translated as "Watch your step! - About Town Palaeontology".

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