Geology and Geography
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Quaternary Paleoecology and Climate Change, Bladen County, NC part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Interpretation of Quaternary pollen record from Carolina Bay lakes in southeastern NC. This records goes back to the last interglacial and shows how much climate has changed vegetation even in this unglaciated spot.
Are You Smarter Than a Dinosaur? part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students investigate the intelligence of dinosaurs by comparing the relative size of brain and body mass to living animals.
Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Paleontology is the study of past life. This includes both the organisms themselves and a variety of problems that study of the organisms can solve. During this semester, we will consider the more common fossil groups and survey some of the problems that can be solved using fossils. The course will combine informal lecture and lab segments, and we will also arrange field trips to see fossils in their semi-native habitat.