Blog posts

I haven’t written too many blogs. Recently I was commissioned to write a article for a magazine, and realised how much I enjoyed it so expect a few more! Here is a selection of some articles I have written about taphonomy and my science.

Art of the corpse

Detail from Body of a Courtesan in Nine Stages of Decomposition, handscroll, Meiji Japan, c.1870s © The Trustees of the British Museum.

History Today magazine

Commissioned piece on a Japanese genre of painting, rooted in Buddhist ideals, which takes an unflinching view of the dead. 

A review of fossil Coleoid cephalopods

Fossil focus: Coleoid cephalopods – the squid, cuttlefish and octopus  (2018) Palaeo Online

A review of the current understanding of the fossil record and evolution of my favorite animal group: the cephalopods

Solving the Tullimonstrum mystery

The Beauty of the Beast (2016) Laboratory News:

The enigmatic Tully Monster has become something of a palaeontological icon, yet there is much to learn about this mysterious beast. Here, Thomas Clements takes us along for the ride as he and Professor Sarah Gabbott begin to understand where the Tullimonstrum fits on the tree of life.