The travel study course Dinosaur Field Paleontology (GEOS 345, 4 credits) surveys the evolution, history, and paleobiology of dinosaurs and swimming/flying reptiles. This course has a significant field component, and will enable you to learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals at active dig sites. You will spend the bulk of the course mapping, excavating, and interpreting Lake Cretaceous and Early Paleogene fossil excavations and preparing and casting fossil bones. This course is intended for anyone with an interest in geology, biology, paleontology, dinosaurs, or science in general!
Travel dates are July 20 - August 3, 2014.
- Working at the dig site in Marmarth, North Dakota
- Learning techniques of field and laboratory paleontology
- Discovering the K-T boundary
W. Lee Beatty