Amateur Spotlight: Lee Cone

July 31st, 2019 by

Editor’s note: Lee Cone is a member and former president of the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum. During his time with the FOSSIL Project, Lee was instrumental in coordinating the Belgrade Community Science project. FOSSIL team members interviewed him about his experiences with paleontology.    How and when did you first get interested in […]

Education: myFOSSIL in Undergraduate Education

July 31st, 2019 by

Editor’s Note: Kyle W. Bostick is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s Department of Geological Sciences studying the biogeochemistry of fire-derived organic matter. His interests in paleontology stem from his early years collecting invertebrate fossils in Southwest Florida. In addition to his doctoral research, K.W. Bostick has taught “GLY1150L: Florida Geology” at the […]

Paleoartist: ZHAO Chuang

July 30th, 2019 by

Editor’s note: This interview was facilitated by Mary Jane Hughes and Jennifer Bauer Describe your path to paleoart. Have you always been interested in ancient life? Did you come upon it randomly? Do you have science and/or art training? A trivial hobby has become my future career, and some would say that’s like a “butterfly […]

Featured Fossil: New Heron described from the Montbrook Fossil Site in Levy County, Florida

July 30th, 2019 by

By Rachel E. Narducci Around 5 million years ago, Williston, Florida was a very different place. The gulf coast was much further inland than it is today, i.e. most of the land around State Road 24 out to Cedar Key would’ve been underwater. There was also at least one river that no longer flows through […]

Featured Professional: Gabriel-Philip Santos

July 30th, 2019 by

Editor’s note: This issue, Jennifer Bauer interviews Gabriel-Philip Santos, Collections Manager and Outreach Coordinator at The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. Can you describe your journey through paleontology? Were you always interested in caring for specimens as a collections manager? So my journey through paleontology, my path of the paleontologist if you will, did […]

Club Corner: Kentucky Paleontological Society

July 30th, 2019 by

By Dan Phelps, President The Kentucky Paleontological Society (KPS) was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It is intended that the Society be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in Kentucky and surrounding states. Meetings of the Society […]

The Arlington Archosaur Site: A Model of Citizen-Science in Paleontology

July 30th, 2019 by

By Chris Noto   In the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, paleontologists have partnered with a dedicated team of local volunteers and fossil enthusiasts to excavate a treasure trove of fossils dating from 96 million years ago, during the last period of the Age of Dinosaurs. This prolific fossil area named the Arlington Archosaur […]

Digital Resources in Paleontology Professional Development Workshop at NAPC 2019

July 19th, 2019 by

By Jen Bauer and Molly Phillips   The National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program along with many other associated projects have been hard at work developing high-quality educational materials associated with paleontology for K-12 audiences. The iDigBio team collaborated with the FOSSIL Project to bring all of these wonderful materials together as […]

Featured Fossil: Dedicated Volunteer Discovers New Shark Species While Microsorting Through Matrix of SUE the T. rex

March 19th, 2019 by

By Peter Makovicky, Field Museum Peter Makovicky (Curator, Earth Sciences) coauthored a paper with Field Museum Research Associates Terry “Bucky” Gates (lead author) and Eric Gorscak on the chondrichthyan (sharks and rays) fauna of the SUE locality in the Journal of Paleontology. Based on fossil teeth and fin spines, the authors showed that at least […]

Upcoming Events

March 19th, 2019 by

March 23 Paleo 2019 (Alberta, Canada) March 23 – March 24 ESCONI Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show (Wheaton, IL) WIPS: Lagerstätten: Exceptional preservation. Extraordinary fossils (Denver, CO) March 27 – March 29 Southeastern Geological Society of America (Charleston, SC) March 29 – March 31 MAPS 41st National Fossil Expo (Iowa City, IA) April 12 Central Florida Mineral, […]