Fossil Friday 8/28/15: A Fossil Fruit and its Tree


For today’s Fossil Friday, we have two plant fossils belonging to the genus Parinari in the family Chrysobalanaceae. Paleontologists always get excited when they find fossils from multiple parts of an organism, like finding the jawbone and vertebrae of a mammal, or in this case, the wood and fruit of the same tree. Continue reading


Who’s Fault is it Anyway? Stratigraphy along the Panama Canal.

Who’s Fault is it Anyway?

Recognizing deformation (faults) of rocks within the Canal on three different scales can give context to the fossils that are found. Who’s fault? Well, that question is a bit harder to answer. We’ll start by looking at the ‘what’. Continue reading