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Unknown fossils for the Invertebrate Paleontology class at Wooster

I start my Invertebrate Paleontology classes with an unknown fossil given to each student. I pick something I have enough examples of so that everyone gets the same species. As their first assignment, the students are asked to identify their … Continue reading
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Jesse Davenport (’11) Returns to GeoClub

Wooster, OH – GeoClub met for the first time in the 2017-2018 academic year, allowing us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. It was our good fortune to host a special guest, Jesse Davenport, a 2011 … Continue reading
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Wooster Geology Department 2017 Annual Report

The Thirty-First Annual Report of the Geology Department is now available online with this link. Our Administrative Coordinator Patrice Reeder has once again done a magnificent job putting this document together, with amazing attention to detail and an artistic eye … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Oysters from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of southwestern France

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week returns from its summer hiatus. It is appropriate, then, to feature as our first fossil of the new season an oyster species prominent in our summer research. This is Pycnodonte vesicularis (Lamarck, 1806), a very … Continue reading
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Museums in Time and Space

We visited many museums while in London and one of the most impressive was the Natural History Museum.  The original building was completed and opened to the public in 1881. The Darwin Centre in particular holds millions of preserved specimens, … Continue reading
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A Roman Walk

On October 20, 1866, the Times of London announced that workers had pulled 20 cartloads of bones from the site around London Wall while preparing to lay the foundation for a new wool warehouse.  By the time archaeologist Augustus Lane … Continue reading
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A Roman walk

On October 20, 1866, the Times of London announced that workers had pulled 20 cartloads of bones from the site around London Wall while preparing to lay the foundation for a new wool warehouse.  By the time archaeologist Augustus Lane … Continue reading
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Minding the Gap

Many of you who have been to London will recall signs such as the one above, warning passengers on the Underground, or Tube, to be careful of the space between the platform and the train when boarding. Signs such as … Continue reading
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Anti-Space

When I think of time and space, it tends to have a tangible quality, a 3D rendering in my mind that I can zoom in and out of. But the very notion of this imagery fails at a fundamental level, … Continue reading
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Time, Space, History, and Experience

As we prepare for our final full day in London, I’m struck by the number of experiences we’ve had in such a short period of time. Museums, tours, restaurants, pubs, meetings, performances, (and pubs) have all provided insight into different … Continue reading
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