Digging into the deep past

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