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Geosciences Students and Faculty Visit Fossil Collections at Cincinnati Museum

EKU Geosciences visit fossil collections at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Interested students and faculty of the Department of Geosciences viewed the fossil collections of the Cincinnati Museum Center that are housed in the Geier Collections in February 2016.

Participants saw both invertebrate and vertebrate fossils. Invertebrate remains included those from the famous Burgess Shale as well as those form the Ordovician of southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.

Vertebrate fossils included a wonderfully complete ichthyosaur (fish-like reptile of the Mesozoic), various dinosaurs (skin impressions and eggs), and large mammals from Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. The group also saw a mostly complete skeleton of a diplodocid sauropod scheduled to go on display in 2018 at the museum.

Published on March 02, 2016

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