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May 18th PGS Meeting - Triassic Crustacean Paleontology in China by Dr. Carrie Schweitzer, Department of Geology, Kent State University
 

Paleontology of Middle Triassic crustaceans has yielded multiple new species of lobsters, shrimp, and mysidaceans. These crustaceans were found in association with fish, marine reptiles, and a diverse array of invertebrates. Mapping the occurrence of fossils on bedding planes in 0.5 m x 0.5 m quadrants indicates that many bedding surfaces are dominated by one faunal element, whereas others yield mostly pelagic organisms. China is a geologically diverse country with cultural, geographic, and geologically exciting sites.

See our speaker's biography for more information.

  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $30.00/person, dinner for students is $10.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, May 16th. Meeting will be held at the Fosters Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

Directions:
From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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Attention PG's! Attend our dinner and meeting to receive a continuing education credit.
 
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  Were there dinosaurs in Western Pennsylvania?  

Yes, dinosaurs walked on the land and left behind their footprints and bones, but unfortunately this evidence has been eroded away long ago. It is difficult to imagine the enormous amount of soil and rock that has been carried away by weathering processes in the 60 million years since the end of Cretaceous time. Scientists have estimated that a layer of rock over a mile thick has been eroded since the beginning of the Mesozoic Age and with it all traces of the dinosaurs.

See Dr. John Harpers more thorough explanation for more information.
 
 
 

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