[Fossil] Tree remains
una at DOLIOLUM.BIOLOGY.YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 26 21:07:04 CDT 1997
Martin Dube wrote:
> Some weeks ago, I found along the coast in Gaspe Peninsula, a big rock
> [with] an embedded [fossil] tree trunk ...
> I am wondering what can be done concerning the determination of the taxa
> and the age of the remains.
Depends on the quality of preservation. From your description of its
size, I assume most of the fossil is still at the base of the cliff.
You may be in luck: a few hundred paleobotanists will be in Montreal
for a meeting of the Botanical Society of America during the first
week of August. Some of them will go on a field trip to see fossils
in the Gaspe.
The field trip leader is:
Dr. Patricia Gensel
405 Coker CB# 3280
Chapel Hill, N.C.
pgensel.coker at MHS.UNC.EDU
She will be able to put you in touch with someone who can tell you what
you have found.
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