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SMU lecture by Dr Barbara Seuss

  • Tue, October 04, 2016
  • 7:30 PM
  • SMU Geology Building

Special DPS - SMU Lecture!
Tuesday, Oct 4th, 7:30 PM, 153 Heroy Hall, Southern Methodist University

Dr. Barbara Seuss of Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, will speak on "The Buckhorn Asphalt Quarry - An upper Carboniferous 'Impregnation Lagerst├Ątte' ". In the Arbuckles near Sulphur, Oklahoma, a Pennsylvanian asphalt seep preserved aragonitic shells, tiny larvae and protoconchs, and delicate ornamentation and microstructure of many species. The deposit contains the best preserved Paleozoic molluscs in the world. Dr. Seuss will discuss the geology of the deposit, its facies and fauna, isotopic analyses, and bio-erosion and predation observed in some of the fossils. SMU faculty, students, and DPS members and friends are invited to this free lecture. Parking will be free in the lot just W of Heroy Hall.

Attached are a photo of some of the fossils and a map of Heroy Hall in the NW part of the SMU campus.


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