Study of life in past geologic time based on fossil plants and animals.
Diatoms: applications [ More info] Use of diatoms in biostratigraphy, coastal and estuarine studies, paleoceanology, paleoliminology, earthquake studies, environmental quality and forensic studies. Includes listing of USGS diatom projects and links to other diatom websites.
Dinosaurs, fact and fiction [ More info] Online booklet with answers to frequently asked questions about dinosaurs.
Early Paleozoic biochronology of the Great Basin, western United States [ More info] Publication (PDF format) in three parts on the biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of the Ibexian Series in the North American Ordovician, with sections on the southern Egan Range, Nevada and the biostratigraphy of the eastern Great Basin.
Education resources for paleontology [ More info] Contacts and other sources of information for teachers, students, and others interested in paleontology with links to related USGS websites and on-line publications.
Environmental investigations using diatom microfossils [ More info] Explains use of diatom assemblages in understanding the history of coastal wetlands.
Fossil groups: Vertebrates [ More info] Information on vertebrate fossils and their use in paleontologic research in biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, paleoecology, and earth history.
Fossil locations and data for the Taylor Mountains, and parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham quadrangles, southwestern Alaska [ More info] Location, taxa present, and geological context for 290 fossil samples collected in this area.
Fossils, rocks, and time [ More info] Booklet describes how paleontologists use the identification of fossils to recognize rocks of the same or different ages.
Glossary of terms in paleontology [ More info] Dictionary of terms associated with paleontology with brief definitions.
Landscape changes in the southwestern United States: techniques, long-term data sets, and trends [ More info] This study illustrates some approaches for reconstructing landscape change.
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