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SVP First North American Summer Field Conference — Summary
Hanna and Carbon Basins, South-central Wyoming

Group photo of Hanna and Carbon Basins Field Conference attendees.
Group photo, Hanna and Carbon Basins Field Conference. Photo courtesy of R. Anemone, West Michigan University.

The first SVP field and tospical conference was held in the Hanna and Carbon Basins in south-central Wyoming, USA, and was co-sponsored by the University of Wyoming, Department of Geology and Geophysics.

The conference, which was organized by Jay Lilliegraven and Bill Clemens, took place August 5-7 2008 with co-presenters Jay Lillegraven, Jaelyn Eberle, Pennilyn Higgins and Mark Clementz. Altogether 35 participants converged on The Virginian Hotel, Medicine Bow, Wyoming: all with the common goal of learning how the field study of rocks can be applied to the discipline of paleobiology.

The trip was very practical and involved us visiting and examining several sites with documented examples of vertebrate fossils in a detailed geologic context.


Download the full summary by field correspondent Karen J. Lloyd, which includes images, literature cited and abstracts.