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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Fossil Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Fossils

Fossil Section Meets
Second Monday
Every Month

Fossils are a unique way to get a glimpse of the past. Life (and sometimes death) is immortalized in stone.

These enigmatic rocks are formed many different ways and there is so much to learn from them. Please join us at the fossil section to learn more.

Click here for articles about fossils.
Click here for a link to a website devoted to Georgia fossils.

If you have any questions about Fossil Section, please contact Fossil Section chair Kim Cochran.


Fossil Section Message

Triassic Animals from Arizona
Photo Credit: Richie Diesterheft
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Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Triassic Fossils
Location: GMS Building

At the July meeting, we looked at Vertebrata. We discussed the classes within this subphylum. We learned that the systems within the bodies of present representatives can at times be combined. In birds, the skeletal and respiratory systems are linked. In reptiles, there are some turtles which can breathe through their butts. These traits were most likely true of their fossil predecessors. In future meetings, we will discuss each class.

At the August meeting, we will look at Triassic fossils. Please bring your specimens.

Kim Cochran,
Fossil Section Chair

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