Category Archives: Newark Supergroup

Coming to a close…

Guest blog by Aryanna “Baby-Hands” James Unfortunately, it is about that time that I say goodbye as my internship comes to an end. However, I love it here so much that it is not an indefinite goodbye as I will … Continue reading

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Will fame corrupt our sweet bugs-next-door, the Solite insects?

  Well, our beloved Triassic insects have been making some science news as there have been a few recent papers published regarding the Solite fossils. Which begs the question- will fame corrupt these sweet fossils? Fortunately, no. They have been … Continue reading

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INSECT 8,910!!

Well, we reached our goal back in mid-July! 8,910 fossil insects have been photographed and cataloged (This post is a bit late as we had been busy with fieldwork for the last two weeks)! And here it is, our 8,910th … Continue reading

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RECORD 8,000!

Well… Ary and I are still working on the fossil insect grant. Things are slowly moving forward- but we have reached over 8,000 records! Woohooo! We have about 700 more to go as we need to photograph and catalog 8,910 insects … Continue reading

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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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