Welcome to the Dallas Paleo Website

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.

Field Trip to Nebraska! Sign up NOW!

4 days and 5 nights hunting the Badlands of Northwest Nebraska $675 includes accommodations and hunting fees. Check in May 4th, check out May 9th 2018

We will be hunting the Eocene and Oligocene era in the 30-35 mya Brule formation.  This formation has a large assemblage of fossil mammals including the  skeletal remains of oreodonts, the most common, rhinoceros, horse, camel, deer and carnivores such as saber tooth cats and hyaenodon.  Non-mammal species include turtle and the only gastropod the area offers, liedyi.
The hunting will include walking over rough terrain and some climbing.  Tools needed will be rock hammers, chisels, heavy weight tin foil, white glue and butvar or super glue. (If you are flying in I have tools you can use.)  This trip is limited to 10 people with a min. of 6 people.    For more information and reservations contact  Polly Mullinnex  pollym@airmail.net   903 916-0083 (no text)

Publication: White River Badlands, South Dakota School of Mines Bulletin No. 13  By Cleophas C. OHarra.

Nearby attractions:

  • Agate Beds, for our rock hounds, 2 miles
  • Fort Robertson historic outpost and Museum 15miles
  • Agate fossil Beds National Monument, 1 hour

DPS Officers for 2018

The results of the election of officers for 2018 are:

President:  Tom Dill                                       

Vice President:  Judi Altstatt

Secretary:  Ming and Jordan Lee

Treasurer: Pam Lowers

Fossil Record Editor: Estee Easley

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Join us now

Come and join us for a great time at our next meeting, and click below to become a member.  Individual and Family memberships are available, and kids can participate in the PIT Crew (Paleontogists In Training).


About Us and Our Monthly Meetings

The Dallas Paleontological Society normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brookhaven College, unless we have something special happening that month. Please check our Calendar for exact dates.  Come meet with us, hear a speaker, learn about paleontology, and bring your unidentified fossils and unique finds to share with the group.  You will be welcome, and we will enjoy meeting you. Beware of big words!  For a map of our meeting location Click Here.


Upcoming Events

Thanks to Heritage Auctions

Roger Farish (book co-editor) receiving the next 200 copies of A Guide to FOSSIL COLLECTING by the Dallas Paleontological Society from Craig Kissick, Director of Nature and Science at the Heritage Auctions, who facilitated the very high quality printing of our book at a reasonable cost to the DPS. Many thanks to Heritage Auctions for this benevolent gesture.

The PIT Crew

The Paleontologists In Training is a program of the DPS that is open to kids from age 7 to 15.  If you are interested in fossils, want to have fun on field trips, and like learning about our beautiful world, come join us at one of our meetings, or field trips.  You will find it educational, and fun at the same time!

For more information, Click the link here or click the link under the home page called "For Kids - The Pit Crew" , to see policies, upcoming events, announcements, and how to sign up to take advantage of this new program. 

Buy DPS Books Online

You can now buy books from the DPS online by clicking the "Store" button on the navigation bar at the top of this page.  If you buy online, and we ship the books to your home, you will have a shipping charge and tax.  If you buy the book at a meeting, you will not have to pay the shipping fee or tax.  Check out this new service.

Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.

What we do

If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693.


Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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