Thursday, November 14, 2013

Drinks with a Paleontologist: Heinrich Mallison

Last month Gary and I had the pleasure of meeting up with paleontologist and friend of the site, Dr. Heinrich Mallison!  Dr. Mallison has allowed us to interview him and he has also provided his expert input on our Plateosaurus and Kentrosaurus Dinosaur of the Week posts.  Luckily for us he was in the USA all the way from Germany to meet with colleagues at the American Museum of Natural History.  He asked us if we would like to meet up in New York City for some drinks and we promptly cleared our schedules!

From left to right: Heinrich Mallison, Gary Vecchiarelli, Christopher DiPiazza

We had a wonderful time talking about all things paleo as well as some extant animal conversations.  You know it's a good outing when everyone at the table says "Well its getting late.  Better get going." and then ends up staying for an extra few hours having been caught up in conversation again.  He also commented on the fact that we talked with our hands a lot...must be a Jersey thing. 

Who knows?  We may show up for next year's SVP meeting in Germany and have drinks on his turf next time.

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