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Stratigraphy of Vertebrate Fossils from Niobrara Chalk
This article, along with previously published articles in the Current
Research in Earth Sciences, can be viewed at www.kgs.ku.edu/Current.
Segment of Woodson County
celebrate the third annual Earth Science Week (October 8–14), the
Kansas Geological Survey sponsored a public field trip to look at the
rocks and fossils of northeastern Kansas. The field trip on Saturday,
October 7, 2000, gave the public a general introduction to the geology
of the region.
The trip made several stops in the Lawrence and
Topeka area. Participants learned about basic bedrock geology at Clinton
Lake spillway, viewed evidence of Ice Age glaciers, and investigated sandstone
deposits left by an ancient river at Echo Cliff near Dover. The trip’s
final stop was a roadcut with numerous fossils of invertebrate animals
that lived during the Pennsylvanian Period, about 300 million years ago.
Earth Science Week was established in 1998 by the
American Geological Institute to educate people about the Earth and earth
sciences. Helping the public learn about local geology is one of the goals
of this year’s Earth Science Week celebration. To request an information
kit, volunteer to help, or find out what’s happening in other regions,
visit the Earth Science Week Web Site at www.earthscienceworld.org.
Field Trip Kicks off Earth Science Week
The sandstones at Echo Cliffs in Waubaunsee County were discussed at one of the stops.
Online February 10, 2003
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