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.

Regular Monthly Meeting was held August 8

A Mammoth Project

The monthly meeting of the DPS was held at  7:00 PM (30 minutes earlier than the old days) on Wednesday, August 8th, at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (Building H) of Brookhaven College (3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch).  The main program was presented by Lori Gouge. professor of geology and chair of the physical sciences department at Weatherford College.  Lori spoke about the recent excavation and preparation of a fossil mammoth in the Weatherford area, for which she is principal investigator.

    DPS members and friends have participated in this excavation and on the ongoing preparation of the fossils, and also with the excavation of "Elsie May", the mammoth from Ellis County which is now on display in the Perot Museum. 

 Also, Marcie Keller, coordinator of volunteers from the Perot Museum, gave a brief introduction about their upcoming Dino Fest on September 1st and 2nd.  The DPS will be helping at the event, and Marcie talked about what is needed to volunteer for the Perot.

DPS meetings are free and open to everyone.   Visitors and members can always bring their unknown fossils for identification.  We hope to see you at our next monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 12.

Photos from Field Trips 2018

                                  Oliver Creek August 

DPS Officers for 2018

The results of the election of officers for 2018 are:  

(from left to right)

Vice President:  Judi Altstatt

Secretary:  Ming and Jordan Lee

President:  Tom Dill   

(Rocky Manning:  Advisor )                                 

Treasurer: Pam Lowers

Fossil Record Editor: Estee Easley

About Us and Our Monthly Meetings

The Dallas Paleontological Society normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 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.


Finis Shale Study Group

Solensicus typicus
Euphemites carbonarus
Neochonetes acanthophorus
Soleniscus primigenius
Astartella varica
Eridmatus texanus
Crinoid Disc
Neochonetes granulifer
Trepospira illinoisensis
Amphiscapha subrugosa
Metacoceras sp.
Composita Ovata
Pharkidonotus percarinatus
Worthenia tabulata
Psuedorthoceras sp.
Tainoceras sp.
Pteronites sp.

Upcoming Events

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.

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).


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.

Questions For DPS?

If You have any questions about the Dallas Paleo Society feel free to:

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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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