Wooster and Ohio State Paleontologists in Tallinn, Estonia

August 8th, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia — This morning Bill Ausich (Ohio State University) took the bus from Tartu to Tallinn to finish one more research task and then prepare for the long journey home. Above is the view from my hotel room towards the Old City section of Tallinn.

After getting settled, we visited Ursula Toom at the Department of Geology, Tallinn University of Technology. She and Bill (above) exchanged crinoids, and then Ursula discussed with me a wide variety of Ordovician borings as part of her dissertation work.

This is a small part of the various mystery specimens Ursula shared with me. There are some fantastic undescribed borings in this lot.

Afterwards Bill and I had an early evening dinner in the Old City, beautiful in the setting sun.

Our research in Estonia is done! Tomorrow we pack up and then walk around Tallinn taking in the sights and culture. On Friday we fly home. I hope to describe the results of our work soon in this blog.

4 Responses to “Wooster and Ohio State Paleontologists in Tallinn, Estonia”

  1. TPon 10 Aug 2018 at 10:29 am

    Any pictures of the borings?

  2. Palmer and Palmeron 10 Aug 2018 at 10:32 am

    Any ‘Cicatricula retiformis’ such as we described on the Iowa hardgrounds? Or indeed, any hardgrounds?

  3. Mark Wilsonon 12 Aug 2018 at 9:38 am

    There were some Cicatricula-like rosette traces, and there were several hardgrounds. I’ll send you separately some images and observations.

  4. Mark Wilsonon 12 Aug 2018 at 9:38 am

    I’ll send you what I have!

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