GEOL 120: Paleontology Field Discovery (4 credit hours)
Excavating Fossils from the Triassic, the “Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs,” in New Mexico.
Cost: $750 includes:
- Full tuition and college fees
- Use of tools and field materials
- Transport to and from the excavation site
- Lunch and beverages through the day
- Reception party
- Barbecue dinner
Previous field class participants have recovered numerous fossils in the field area, including two skulls of the crocodile-like phytosaur Redondasaurus, armor plates and postcrania from a new heavily armored aetosaur, remains of a large predatory rauisuchian, and several hip and limb bones of one of the earliest dinosaurs. The class kicks off with a reception party at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum on Sunday evening. The following week participants will drive to the field site in the early morning and return to the paleontology lab for a variety of museum tasks in the afternoon. Customized digs for organized groups may also be arranged.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Axel Hungerbuehler, Natural Sciences Faculty/Museum Curator.