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Life in the Ordovician:

A Fossil Symposium

at the Falls of the Ohio State Park,

Clarksville, Indiana


August 13 & 14, 2016

This symposium is for amateur paleontologists.

Topics & speakers for the symposium include:

Ozarkian mollusks from eastern Missouri, Chris Cozart,

Wheaton, Illinois

Ordovician nautiloids, John Catalani

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinnatian crinoids

Jack Kallmeyer, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Life of Rafinesquina brachiopods, Dr. Ben Dattilo,

IUPU Fort Wayne

The Afterlife of Rafinesquina brachiopods, Dr. Rebecca Freeman,

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Keynote: Trilobite “Pompeii” Horizons with “Frozen Behavior”

Dr. Carlton Brett, University of Cincinnati

Also includes a behind the scenes tour of the park's fossil

collection and a guided tour of "An Ancient Sea" gallery by

Alan Goldstein, the state park's paleontologist

13th – Symposium, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

14th – Field trip to collect Ordovician-age fossils

Cost: $20.00 Registration deadline - August 4 or 30 participants

Interpretive Center admission, parking and snacks are provided with registration. Meals are not included, although we will reserve space for any conference attendee to dine in a group at a riverfront restaurant.

To register or obtain additional information, please contact:

Alan Goldstein

812-280-9970 ext. 403

Photos from previous symposia

2013 Fossil Symposium attendees

2013 Fossil Symposium attendees

Collecting Silurian fossils on 2013 field trip

Collecting Silurian fossils on 2013 field trip

2014 Falls Fossil Symposium participants

2014 Fossil Symposium attendees

Collecting Upper Mississippian fossils on 2014 field trip

Collecting Upper Mississippian fossils on 2014 field trip


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