Date(s) - October 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room C-249, Clark
Learn about Colorado State University’s 2019 Paleontology Field School at the information session on October 24, 2018 from 2-3 p.m. in Clark C249 (the Bone Lab).
Summer 2019 session: June 17-July 12
Focus: fossil primates!
Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin holds fossil-bearing sediments that date back to a time well before dinosaurs up through the Age of Mammals. Its early Cenozoic strata contain the ancestors of modern mammals – including the first artiodactyls (even-toed ancestors of deer, hippos, etc), the first perissodactyls (odd-toed ancestors of horses, rhinos, etc), the first rodents, and – importantly – the first true primates, Adapoidea and Omomyoidea.
During the 2019 Paleontology Field School, students will learn how to identify fossil localities, map sections, and collect vertebrate fossils from the earliest Eocene beds in the Bighorn Basin in which extinct primates are known, and how to prospect for new fossil-bearing localities.
Field Course Instructors
Kim Nichols, Biological Anthropologist
Dr. Tom Bown, Geologist and Vertebrate Paleontologist