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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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David Hone

My Expertise

  • Mongolia

David is a palaeontologist and writer. His research focuses on the behaviour and ecology of the dinosaurs and their flying relatives, the pterosaurs. He is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Education at Queen Mary University of London.

David is the author of several books including The Future of Dinosaurs: What We Don’t Know, What We Can, and What We’ll Never Know which was published earlier this year. In addition, he writes extensively online about palaeontology and science outreach for several titles including The Guardian.

Desert view, Flaming Cliffs, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Flaming Cliffs, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Mongolia – Palaeontology in the Gobi Desert with New Scientist

This tour offers an incredibly exciting opportunity to work alongside distinguished palaeontologists from the Mongolian Institute, as part of an expedition team prospecting for fossils in the remote Western Gobi Desert.

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