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Advanced Paleontology Class Collects Fossils


From left: Prof. Cynthia Domack, Alec Melone, Rachel Lannino, Nicole Saitta, Amy Song, Mary Langworthy, Izzy Taaffe, Eli Shakun, and Samantha Graber.
From left: Prof. Cynthia Domack, Alec Melone, Rachel Lannino, Nicole Saitta, Amy Song, Mary Langworthy, Izzy Taaffe, Eli Shakun, and Samantha Graber.

Students in Geoscience 390 - Advanced Paleontology: Special Topics in Paleobiology and the Fossil Record visited Little Falls, N.Y., on Oct. 13 to collect fossils. 

Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack accompanied seniors Samantha Graber, Alec Melone, Nicole Saitta, Eli Shakun, Amy Song and Izzy Taaffe, and juniors Mary Langworthy and Rachel Lannino. They searched for fossils on an outcrop of sedimentary rock that is part of the Utica Shale that underlies significant portions of eastern North America. The black shale contains trilobite and graptolite fossils approximately 450 million years old.

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