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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

Image credit: Lori Carter
Cut and polished coprolite from the Morrison Formation in Utah. This would have come from a large animal, possibly a sauropod.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Speaker: Lori Carter
Topic: Coprolites
Location: Remotely via video conferencing (Click here for the link)

Following suit with the other sections, Fossil Section will be going virtual for a while. In March, Lori Carter will do a presentation about coprolites; i.e., fossilized poop. We’ll see how coprolites are more than just the butt of paleontological jokes; they are also an invaluable window into the past of long-gone creatures. Please tune in for our first virtual meeting, and please think about other topics you would like to cover this way until we can be together in person again.

Thank you,

Lori Carter on behalf of Martha Brown

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