Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Footprints in stone

The Last Hurrah of the Trace-Fossil Book Tour

Ron Buta and I will be talking to the Sierra Club in a couple of weeks about our book and about the Minkin Paleozoic Footprint site. This is the last stop in our "book tour," such as it is. (If you are within reasonable driving distance of Tuscaloosa, one or both of us would be happy to talk about Pennsylvanian trace fossils)

Research is still ongoing about many of the trace fossils that have been found in Alabama's coal measures, as they used to be called. I don't think many new coal mines will be opening any time in the near future, the long-term trends in energy-sector economics being what they are, but with thousands of specimens on hand already, there is plenty to do.

If you want to see photographs of some of the trace fossils, just search this blog for "footprints."

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