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Triassic Exhibition

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The Triassic Exhibition gives an overview of the Germanic Triassic and its fossils.

In Nebra, the Triassic exhibition presents a small-scale overview of the Germanic Triassic in more than 20 showcases and posters, with fossils in the foreground. But also the geology and regional relation to the rocks are treated. After all, Nebra red sandstone was used in Berlin and Hamburg, while the stones of the Lower Muschelkalk were used especially in regional buildings
The Triassic Exhibition gives an overview of the Germanic Triassic and its fossils.

In Nebra, the Triassic exhibition presents a small-scale overview of the Germanic Triassic in more than 20 showcases and posters, with fossils in the foreground. But also the geology and regional relation to the rocks are treated. After all, Nebra red sandstone was used in Berlin and Hamburg, while the stones of the Lower Muschelkalk were used especially in regional buildings (Naumburg Cathedral, Neuchâtel Freyburg/U).

The image of the hostile and more fossilised mottled sandstone and Lower Muschelkalk experiences a different representation. Diagenetic findings are rare, but this does not correspond purely to the primary conditions. Unfortunately, the strong decline of mining or its industrialization has a negative effect. New finds become rarer, while historical material is often scattered. It is therefore all the more gratifying that the exhibition can build on two old collections that have remained in the region. One part comes from the holdings of Neuchâtel Castle (Freyburg/U) and goes to H. Drescher from the 1950/60s with holdings from the 19th century. Further material belongs to the Geological-Palaeontological Collections of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, also with evidence from the mid-19th century onwards (Giebel, v. Fritsch). In the context of an international triassic symposium in 1999, these were part of an exhibition to whose contents and exhibits the Nebra Triassic exhibition falls back in a reduced form.

The stone industry, which is almost 1000 years old, brought to light early fossil finds and found its way into literature. The first descriptions of Triassic fossils come from here. Already in 1710 Büttner described cephalopods (cephalopods) from Querfurt. In 1852 Professor Schmidt from Jena described the region as one of the richest in fossils in the whole of Thuringia. Numerous vertebrate finds led to the first descriptions of marine reptiles and fish of the Triassic (by Meyer, at Münster). The sea lily finds of Freyburg/U., which have become classics, are not the only spectacular finds of this Central German Triassic landscape. However, one searches in vain for typical shell limestone fossils, such as Ceratites. Instead there are Discoptychites ("Ammonites") and Nautilids from the Lower Muschelkalk. In addition to Nothosaurus and Placodus remains (bastard lizard, cobble-toothed dinosaurs), the exhibition also features amphibian remains from the Middle Bunter Sandstone. It is rare to see material from Carnallicrinus, & Co. in this quality in such a small space.
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Promenade 13 a
06642 Nebra
Phone: +49 34461 / 26905
E-mail: info@naturpark-saale-unstrut.de
website: http://www.naturpark-saale-unstrut.de/

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