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The Devonian Period:

A Fossil Symposium

at the Falls of the Ohio State Park,

Clarksville, Indiana


August 12 & 13, 2017

This symposium is for amateur paleontologists.

Topics & speakers for the symposium include:

the Lower Devonian of Oklahoma, Chris Cozart,

Wheaton, Illinois

Devonian cephalopods, John Catalani

Chicago, Illinois

The Devonian of New York

Dr. Carl Brett, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

New Research at the Falls of the Ohio, Dr. Kate Bulinski,

Bellarmine Univeristy, Louisville

The Devonian in Kentucky, Dr. Steve Greb,

Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington

Interactions of Devonian Sea Life

Alan Goldstein, Falls of the Ohio State Park

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

12th – Symposium, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

13th – Field trip: Investigating the Falls fossil beds and a visit to Sellersburg Stone (details to be finalized)

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

2016 Fossil Symposium attendees

2016 Fossil Symposium attendees

Speaker and audience at the 2016 Falls Fossil Symposium

2016 Fossil Symposium presentation by Dr. Ben Dattilo

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Updated July 21, 2017