The post-meeting field trip for the 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) went to Petrified Forest National Park and Meteor Crater last Thursday.
naturalist and paleontologist Adam Marsh led the 50+ participants on a
back country hike to an early Triassic 'dying ground' site that he and his team
are currently excavating. The dig area was literally covered with
weathered-out bone fragments and teeth from a number of pre-dinosaur
fauna as well lots of petrified wood. The prime excavation site was
exposing more intact materials. Despite the 96F temperature, we had a
difficult time getting everyone to leave the stop and hike back to the
AZGS hosted the meeting in Flagstaff starting last Sunday and running through Thursday.
[also posted on State Geologists blog - www.stategeologists.blogspot.com]