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    Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society

     The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.

    Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.

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    Don’t forget the December Meeting is our Holiday Party On Dec. 3

    As Cookie Monster would say


    It’s Also Auction Night


    At the next meeting of the Dallas Paleo Society on Wednesday, November 12th, Jenna Battillo will speak on “Facts from Feces:  Deriving Scientific Data from Paleofeces and Coprolites”. Jenna earned a BA from the University of Florida in Anthropology and Classical Studies, with a minor in Geology.  She then earned an MA in Human Skeletal Biology from New York University. For her PhD research at the SMU Department of Anthropology, she is reconstructing the diet of Basketmaker II (Pre-Puebloan) people of Cedar Mesa, Utah, using pollen, other botanical material, and DNA from human feces that date to approximately 1 to 300 AD. Her talk will discuss general research methods and what can be learned from paleofeces and coprolites, with examples from her own research.  Please join us for this talk that bridges anthropology and paleontology.


    Charles Finsley Lecture Series

    Fund Raising Challenge


    A challenge to match $1000 for the Charles Finsley Lecture Series fund has been issued by Bill Lowe and Rocky Manning. If $1000 is raised by December 31, 2014, that $1000 will be matched.  Charles Finsley passed away recently and the family asked that memorial donations to provide ongoing support for the Lecture Series be made to the Dallas Paleontological Society.  Funds raised will be go towards that fund. The DPS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made at General meetings or by mail to: Dallas Paleontological Society, P.O. Box 223846, Dallas, TX 75222.


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    Purpose of the Society

    The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.

    Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.


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