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Geology of the Black Hills part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This presents a virtual geology field trip of the Black Hills. The topics that are covered include the general geology of the area, engineering and environmental issues, economic uses such as gold ...

A Preliminary Assessment of Paleontological Resources at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana and Wyoming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report provides information about the stratigraphy and paleontological resources that occur throughout the Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations exposed in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation ...

Peabody Museum of Natural History: The Age of Reptiles Mural part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As part of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University website, this page contains useful information concerning animal and plant life during the "Age of Reptiles", spanning the Permian, ...

Introduction: how and when did microbes change the world? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. It summarizes the current consensus and points of debate regarding the age and history of life on Earth. It ...

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

Ichnology of Sea Turtles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Through observance of marks left by sea turtle nesting and movement patterns along with accompanying cross-sections of nests, this web page uses a modern analog to describe sea turtle tracks and ...

Ichnofacies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides an overview of some of the types of ichnofacies. Using diagrams, descriptions and a chart, this page describes the different ichnofacies as they transition from offshore to ...

Taphonomy: New Branch of Paleontology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains an article by Ivan Efremov from a 1940 issue of the Pan-American Geologist. This article was the first to define the field of taphonomy, which is the study of the effects of burial ...

The Permo-Triassic Extinction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a collection of pages concerning different aspects of the Permo-Triassic extinction, the largest mass extinction of all time. The pages address different scenarios for the ...

The KT Extinction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an excerpt on the KT boundary from an introductory text on paleontology. The text covers environmental and paleontological aspects of the extinction, including alternative ...

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