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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

Sharks' teeth and ray mouth plates from a GMS field trip
Image Credit: Lori Carter

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Fossil Teeth
Location: GMS Building

At the August meeting, we discussed fossil amphibians. Amphibians were important in the fossil record because of the transition of animals from aquatic environments to terrestrial environments. Here in the Southeast, there is a chance, but a very small chance, that amphibians will be collected.

At the September meeting, Martha Brown will have a program on Fossil Teeth. Everyone loves teeth. There are many fine examples from the Ordovician to the present. They may be microscopic and they may nearly be the size of your hand. This should be a very interesting meeting. Please plan to attend and bring your examples.

Due to Covid-19, you will still have to RSVP [phone numebr is in the September Tips and Trips newsletter -- webmaster]

Kim Cochran,
Fossil Section Chair

NOTE: Temporary procedures are in place for section meetings, including RSVP before attending. Please read those procedures and guidelines here.

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