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The Oldest Continuously-Operating
   Fossil Club in North America.

And proud co-sponsors of

May 6 and 7, 2017
Sharonville Convention Center


Please note: The October
             field trip has been moved to
             the earlier date of October 22.

Effective October 1, 2016
             we are accepting applications
             for the 2017 Dry Dredgers
             Paleontological Research

New Book Review:
             Strata And Megafossils of the
             Middle Devonian Silica
             Kesling and Chilman

Our next meeting is
             Friday October 28, 2016

Our next field trip is 
             Saturday, Oct. 22 2016
             (one week earlier than usual) 

BLOG: Catch up on what our 
             members are doing with our
             new blog at

Collaborate with
             paleontologists. See the
             new www.myfossil.org

Amazon will now donate
             0.5%of your purchases to  
             the Dry Dredgers. Find out
             more HERE!

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Read about the history of
             Avocational Paleontology
             and the Dry Dredgers.

See the new Digital Atlas
                  of Ordovician Life.

The Edrioasteriod Isorophus cincinnatiensis
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A Crinoid FossilThe Dry Dredgers is an association of amateur geologists dedicated to the knowledge and enjoyment of fossils. The association was founded in 1942 and continues to bring together those interested in ancient life. Its aim is to stimulate interest in geology, to encourage the collection and identification of fossils, and to participate in field trips and exhibitions. The club is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Geology Department , and annually awards the Paleo Research Award to support the study of paleontology.

Members of the Dry Dredgers are individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of expertise, sharing a common and sincere interest in fossils. Average yearly membership is about 200 families.

Meetings are held generally at 8 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month from September to June. At these meetings, projects are discussed, field trips planned, lectures presented and fossils appreciated.

All meetings are held in Room 201 Braunstein Hall  on the University of Cincinnati campus. Field trips take place monthly in the autumn and spring, usually within 100 miles of Cincinnati.

Membership is open to all interested individuals and families. Family membership is $12/one year, $22/two years, and $30.00/three. If you would like to join, print and mail our MEMBERSHIP FORM.

Or, send your questions and comments to:
Jack Kallmeyer, President

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James Thomka
"Interesting trace fossil discoveries of the Cincinnati Arch"
Oct 28, 2016 at 8 pm

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