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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.


    The Dallas Paleo Society is pleased to announce Professor Tom Vance of Navarro College as our featured speaker at Fossilmania.  Tom will be presenting a program on Friday night, 10/25/14, starting at 7:30 PM entitled “ROLAND T. BIRD: QUARRYING OF THE GLEN ROSE DINOSAUR TRACKS”.  Tom has spent a lot of time researching through Glen Roses’ historical archives to gather many facts and previously unseen photographs relating to the discovery and extraction of some of Glen Roses’ dynamic dinosaur tracks. 



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    Our speaker for the next meeting will be John Graf, who is finishing up his research this semester at SMU.  John, a DPS scholarship recipient, has spoken before on fossil whales.  This time, he will speak on the "Stable isotope geochemistry of dinosaur eggshell and paleosol carbonates: Early burial diagenesis of Late Cretaceous sediments of the Gobi Basin, Mongolia".  Dinosaur eggshells have always aroused much interest, and John is using the chemistry of the eggshells to tell something about dinosaurs and their environment.  But do the eggshells reflect the dinosaur itself or the sediment?  Please join us at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 8th to find out!


    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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