The Bulletin
Editor - Jack Kallmeyer

November, 2017

Independent Research

The Dry Dredgers welcome Kyle Hartshorn as our featured program speaker this month. Kyle’s talk is entitled, “Looking for the Overlooked: Opportunities for Advanced Amateur Paleontology.” Kyle will be giving a modified version of his presentation from the FOSSIL Project session held this spring at the North-Central Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America, a talk featuring his research tracking down an obscure fossil encrusting cephalopods from the Upper Ordovician-Silurian (Katian, Edenian) Utica Shale of central New York. Join Kyle as he hunts down muddy old outcrops and rummages through dusty museum collections while detailing a case study for ways that amateurs can contribute to paleontology.

Most of our members know Kyle as the talented artist who does the cover art for our Ebulletin every month. Kyle researches the author’s program topic to create the art and write a technical synopsis for the bulletin. Kyle is also a very serious student of paleontology who spends much of his free time collaborating and exploring with Dr. Carl Brett from U.C. There are probably very few exposures of fossiliferous rocks in the tri-state area that Kyle hasn’t visited and analyzed. He has been proficient at finding new or unknown sites as well. His paleontological travels extend beyond the Cincinnatian. Kyle’s interests lie in Ordovician- Silurian stratigraphy, Paleozoic echinoderms, and weird mollusks. Kyle is currently collaborating on a project with Ohio State Professor William Ausich on Silurian echinoderms.

Kyle is a 2010 U.C. graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science and is currently working as a software developer.

TIME: 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017 (This is the third Friday)
PLACE: Room 201 Braunstein Hall
University of Cincinnati Campus
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Beginner's Class
by Greg Courtney 

The Beginner’s Class will be held at 7:15 PM, Friday, November 17th, in room 301 Braunstein Hall, one floor up from the regular meeting room. Greg will provide an introduction to our local Ordovician trilobites that will include their anatomy, morphology and trace fossils types. Tips for collecting will also be discussed. You will see fossil specimens, photos and video clips of trilobites including a few exotic ones. Trilobite cookies are offered to entice you further! Bring in some of your specimens as well to show off.

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