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First Wooster paleontology field trip of the year: the glorious Ordovician of Ohio

Today the Invertebrate Paleontology class at The College of Wooster drove south to one of our favorite outcrops: the Waynesville, Liberty and Whitewater Formations (= Bull Fork Formation) at the emergency spillway in Caesar Creek State Park. I enjoy taking … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists begin the 2014-2015 school year

What a fine group of geologists we had at the first meeting of the College of Wooster Geology Club this week. We have an ambitious year ahead of us with outside speakers, student presentations, course field trips, and our biennial … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Orthid brachiopods from the Middle Devonian of New York

On the first day of the Invertebrate Paleontology course at Wooster, I give all the students a fossil to identify as best they can. Everyone gets the same kind of specimen, and they can use any means to put as … Continue reading
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Toward an Isopach Map of the Cedar Creek Mastodon Bog

Wooster’s Climate Change class is starting the semester by  coring a bog adjacent to a recent Mastodon find in Morrow County, Ohio. The Mastodon work and related excavation is being led by Nigel Brush, University of Ashland.  Above is a … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Remanié fossils in the Lower Cretaceous of south-central England

The last two editions were about a bryozoan and borings from the Faringdon Sponge Gravels (Lower Cretaceous, Upper Aptian) of south-central England. This week we have some Jurassic fossils from the same unit. That sounds a bit daft at first … Continue reading
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Third time’s the charm?

I don’t actually know if this is the third time that I’ve tried to revive this blog – it’s probably been more than that – but that’s not the point. The point is that I’m back, and this time I’m … Continue reading
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If I Were a First-Year

Elliot Wainwright Class of 2015 Physics & Mathematics Double Major If I were a first year, I would ​eat as much responsibility as I can handle, and do my very best to spit out excellence. Not only will you grow as a … Continue reading
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From the Russian wilderness to the big city!

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) Arriving in Moscow was a sharp return to reality. Suddenly all of the things that had come to feel normal while we were in Kamchatka – the winding gravel roads and little towns with random … Continue reading
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Wooster – Your Home Away from Home

As we are in the preparatory stages up for the first days of class, something that may creep up on us is homesickness. Although most of us have probably been waiting for the day to get away from home, it … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Abundant borings in Early Cretaceous cobbles from south-central England

Last week I described a cyclostome bryozoan on the outside of a quartz cobble from the Faringdon Sponge Gravels (Lower Cretaceous, Upper Aptian) of south-central England near the town of Faringdon. This week I’m featuring a variety of heavily-bored calcareous … Continue reading
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