Fossils

KC Currents
11:37 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Reading The Rocks In Kansas City

Credit Susan B. Wilson / KCUR

Imagine a Kansas City covered by ice sheets, oceans that ebb and flow, or lush rain forests with soaring ferns and palm trees. 

These were some of the different landscapes that covered this area millions of years ago.  UMKC geosciences professor emeritus Richard Gentile says we learn all this by “reading the rocks” beneath our feet.   

Gentile curated the exhibit, Kansas City Millions of Years Ago: What the Rock Record Tells Us at Commerce Bank’s Box Gallery through May 31, 2013. 

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Central Standard
11:23 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Fossil Facebook: Digitization of Fossils Going Public

Una Farrell

If some people are worried about pictures from freshman year surfacing on the internet, imagine this: a 290 million year old organism gets put on a publicly accessible database, from its specific location all the way to a picture from its deathbed.

Coming soon to your newsfeed:  Fossil Facebook.

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Up to Date
12:55 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Donald Johanson: What Lucy Says About Us

He certainly shook up our family tree that day in 1974. The human family tree that is.

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