Paleontology

 

Equipment
Morphosis Imaging System. This imaging system is designed to transfer digitized video images to a computer for spatial analysis. This system is used in paleontological studies, particularly in GEO433.

Fossil Collections
Additional resources for teaching and research in paleontology include fairly extensive collections of fossils in the classroom, where they are most readily accessible to students and instructors. More specialized research collections are maintained in the rock room, in the basement of Hackman. Four new stereoscopic microscopes were purchased recently.

Fruitville Quarry
The College also owns the Fruitville Quarry, a modest excavation that was one of C. D. Walcott's original fossil localities in the Lower Cambrian. Substantially overgrown, the quarry is regularly visited by students in GEO 121, to whom it still yields small numbers of characteristic fossils.