A Paleontological Portal
Just about two years ago, we looked at this map (below) produced by
the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park and marveled at how great it
would be if this were an interactive web-based map that allowed you
to explore any place in the United States in any time period to see
what life was like.
Today we are making it happen. Tapestry of Times Past is a joint project
with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Paleontological Society,
and the US Geologic Survey and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Described as a paleontological portal, Tapestry will provide
users access to the paleontological and geological history of any state
with links to current research, exhibits, and more. Our target date
for public viewing is November of 2003, but you can get a sneak
preview to see what we are up tothen stay tuned!
Photos enrich collections database
The number of photos available online at the UCMP website is growing
by leaps and bounds as staff and students add images to the collections
database. Search for photos here.
A jaw from Pseudaelurus, a Miocene cat. (photo by Brian Kraatz)
UCMP website featured
The UCMP website is the Featured Collection in
the July/August issue of D-Lib Magazine, an electronic publication
with a primary focus on digital library research and development. Read
A thank-you received earlier this year
I just had to write to say thanks
for your departments amazing website. Ive previously forwarded the
Three Domains of Life explanation to fellow education students to
whom the five kingdoms was even a new thing. Tonight I was excited to
find the extensive resources of the timeform site and History of
Evolutionary Thought as I prepare lessons for my 7th grade biology
class. Keep up the good work!
[An Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate and current student teacher]
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