Category Archives: Newark Supergroup

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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Solite Excavation: Days 15, 16, and 17

This week’s Solite excavation update is going to combine the findings from the last 3 days of excavation. The first two  excavations (Jan. 10th and 17th) of the year focused on continuing to remove overburden from the outcrop. During these … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The Solite Experience through the Eyes of an Educator

New on the Updates blog – Guest Blog Posts! The first in this series is from Sydney Brown, one of the VMNH Educators. Since her first day of excavating, Sydney has been a regular part of the Solite Quarry excavation … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 14

On Saturday, our last day of excavation for 2014, we reached the cumulative work time of two weeks. During that time we collected ~53 cubic feet of insect bed and several boxes and crates full of various plants and vertebrates including … Continue reading

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