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Dr. Elsa Panciroli

October 28, 2021

On this episode of Inquiry, we speak with DR. ELSA PANCIROLI, a paleontologist who studies the evolution and ecology of extinct animals. Her new book is BEASTS BEFORE US: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MAMMAL ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION, a surprising re-evaluation of the prehistoric lineage of mammals going all the way back to the Permian. Along the way, Dr. Panciroli writes about a new world of paleontology, using tools like CT scans.