Category Archives: Newark Supergroup

The Paleo Lab Welcomes A New Intern!

Guest writer: our new intern, Aryanna James. I am a new addition to the paleontology lab, so an introduction is in order. Additionally, I am new to the area! I moved to Martinsville, Virginia from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania over the past … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Paige’s Summer Internship

Blog by VMNH Paleontology Intern, Paige Dzindolet  I am a rising senior attending Roanoke College and am working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I recently began a summer internship at the Virginia … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation Day 29

We made it back to Solite Saturday with a good sized crew of volunteers!  Upon arriving at the quarry, the pit appeared to have not been disturbed. Last year, we decided to go on hiatus to give the rock time to … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Footprints in Culpeper VA

The paleontology crew from the VMNH headed up to Culpeper, Virginia to attend a special viewing of the impressive dinosaur trackways of the Luck Stone quarry. These fossils come from a roughly 210-million-year-old mudflat preserved in place and exposed within the … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 27 and 28

Day 27: Picking up from two weeks ago, Ray and I, along with Alex (Dr. Hastings), headed out to Solite again to continue collecting the exposed insect bed. Due to the focus on the insect bed, we did not find … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 20

We had a very small crew today: Ray, Joe, and I from VMNH and science journalist Peter Brannen. Shortly after arriving to the quarry, Joe found a very nice coelacanth. The rest of the day was dry in regards to … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 18 and 19

Today’s post is a brief update on the last two excavations at Solite Quarry and yes, I know, it is WAY overdue.  On Day 18, Ray and the crew spread out along the outcrop to continue working through the overburden. In doing so, … Continue reading

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