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    Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society


     The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday April 9  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.




    Christopher Strganac, PhD candidate at SMU, will speak about new geological and paleontological findings at Bentiaba, Angola.


    Chris graduated with a BS in Geological Sciences from UT Austin in 2002, and then worked as park ranger in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in eastern Oregon.  For his MS degree in 2008 from SMU, he researched mammal fossils found southeast of Mount Rainer, Washington (he spoke to the DPS about this in September 2011).  Chris continued his studies toward a Ph.D. at SMU, for which he received a Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship from the DPS and performed field work in Ethiopia, Antarctica, and Angola.  His main research focus is using stable isotopes to determine the paleoenvironment, paleoecology, and age of fossil-bearing strata.   Chris is currently finishing his Ph.D. and has accepted a position with the Perot Museum.  Please join us to hear the latest research from the PaleoAngola project!


     


    And be sure to join us for future meetings. 

    For the May meeting, Wes Kirpach will speak, and show a video, about collecting shark teeth and other fossils in Florida, in preparation for the DPS field trip there.

     

    The June speaker will be Dr. Patricia Kelly of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, one of the distinguished speakers for The Paleontological Society.





     



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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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