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New Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life chapter on Systematics now online!

The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life–a free, open access, online “textbook” about prehistoric organisms, as well as basic principles of geology and biology–continues to grow. A new chapter on Systematics–the science of biodiversity–is now online! Written by Ohio University assistant professor Elizabeth Hermsen and Paleontological Research Institution Director of Publications Jonathan Hendricks, this chapter focuses on the nuts-and-bolts of taxonomic …

Cretaceous World work at the Yale Peabody Museum

Specimen of Hesperornis on display at the Yale Peabody Museum. Image Source: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period. Specimen of Hesperornis on display at the Yale Peabody Museum. Image Source: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period. A nice overview of some of the work being done on our Cretaceous World project at the Yale Peabody Museum is highlighted in this recently published article by Mike Cummings: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period  

Project Logo for Cretaceous World TCN

We are excited to share our official logo for the Cretaceous World TCN project! It was designed by Dr. Oscar Sanisidro at the University of Kansas.

December 2016 Cretaceous World TCN Update

Digitization Update The Cretaceous World TCN project is off to a great start. In total, >2700 Western Interior Seaway (WIS) localities have been georeferenced, >113,000 WIS specimens have been databased, and >10,000 WIS specimens have been imaged across all of the TCN partner institutions. Other Activities While still under active development by PI Hendricks (Paleontological Research Institution), the Cretaceous Atlas …

Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life now online!

The Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life–an outreach component of the NSF-supported Cretaceous World TCN Project–is now online: http://www.cretaceousatlas.org The Cretaceous Atlas will gradually grow over the next several years, providing a new resource to help individuals identify and learn about fossils from the ancient Western Interior Seaway. Have a look at the very first fossil added to the Cretaceous Atlas, …

Announcement of the “Cretaceous World” Project

We are excited to announce that we have begun developing two new major additions for the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life: 1) a Cretaceous Atlas for the Western Interior Seaway and 2) a new “open access” digital textbook on paleontology, which may be accessed by clicking on the “Learn” link at the top of this page. These initiatives will be supported by the …

Fossil Digitization at #GSA2015

Are you attending the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Baltimore Nov. 1-4? If so, make sure to check out the sessions below on all of the awesome fossil specimen digitization and management projects and outreach initiatives going on right now: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8:00AM-12:00PM in Rm. 318: T97. SPECIMEN-BASED RESEARCH AND THE REALITY OF PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCE, SPECIMEN …

Digital Atlas App Now Available

We are excited to announce that an iPad and iPhone app for the Digital Atlas project is now available for free download from the Apple App Store. Check it out now!