Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society
The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus
This Month’s Speaker
Title: Shark Tooth Hill: Tools, Techniques and Fossils from
8 days in the Ernst Quarries
This is a presentation and “how-to” on the fossil hunting at the
Ernst Quarries around SharkTooth Hill near Bakersfield, California. This
Miocene fossil site is an amazing source of remarkable marine fossils, This
presentation covers the tools and techniques for hunting this site as well as
photos of the variety of material found during 8 days hunting in the Ernst
quarries. Sharks, whales, dolphin and seals are common fossils from this site,
including micro fossils
Sharktooth Hill is one of the premier publicly accessible fossil
sites in the US. This overview of the site shows the amazing variety of fossils
possible and the techniques for hunting them.
Jon Cartier has been married to his wife Kim for 23 years and has
a son in his 3rd year of college. He has been a fossil hunter since his father
took him hunting when he was little and has since turned it into a lifelong
passion. Jon and his family joined the Dallas Paleontological Society in 2007.
Living in Greenville, TX, his main hunting areas include North Texas and
Oklahoma sites and especially the North Sulphur River. He participates every
year in supporting Ladonia’s National Fossil Day activities and
enjoys teaching people about the fossils of the area. Jon is a fan of
the Cretaceous, Pennsylvanian, Permian, Pleistocene and Miocene. He has a full
fossil restoration lab and micro fossil workstation at his home and enjoys
prepping and cleaning fossils almost as much as finding them.
Master’s Graduate UTPB
Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.
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More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.
Some of our outings, finds and wares.
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.