Palaeontology at Manchester is represented by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life. If you would like to find out more about the group, please visit the ICAL website.

ICAL is a unique centre of research excellence in palaeontology, evolutionary biology, and archaeology. Fostering collaborations across the physical, engineering, material, medical and biological sciences, we produce innovative interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer. A central theme of our research is developing and applying state of the art analytical techniques to the study of ancient life. This research allows us to learn about evolution itself, and also enables us to understand environmental pressures, chemical reactions over deep time, and processes of elemental cycling. Taken together this work has impacts on a range of scientific disciplines.


Research themes

Find out more about our areas of research.



View the latest developments from ICAL on our news page.

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