Digging into the deep past


Melissa Hage examines cross bedding of a former sand dune on San Salvador.

Emory researchers discover the first known fossil iguana nesting burrow on an outer island of the Bahamas, filling in a gap of scientific knowledge for a prehistoric behavior of an iconic lizard.

The current discovery was made during a class field trip to San Salvador as part of the course “Modern and Ancient Tropical Environments,” co-taught by Melissa Hage, Oxford assistant professor of environmental science, and Anthony Martin, a professor in Emory’s Department of Environmental Sciences.

View a feature story about their research discovery

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