Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Geological Magic Lantern Slides from the 19th Century (Part III)

[Note: Wooster’s Fossil of the Week is on holiday until January 2017.] This is the last post illustrating the 19th Century Magic Lantern Slides recently found in Scovel Hall of Wooster’s Geology Department. Please see the December 2 post and … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Ordovician bioerosion trace fossils

This week’s post is a celebration of the appearance of a remarkable two-volume work on trace fossils and evolution. The editors and major authors are my friends Gabriela M├íngano and Luis Buatois (University of Saskatchewan). They are extraordinary geologists, paleontologists … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Geological Magic Lantern Slides from the 19th Century (Part II)

This is a continuation of last week’s post about a set of 19th century “Magic Lantern Slides” found in Scovel Hall at Wooster. These evocative scenes are taken from reconstructions of ancient life by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-1894). In 1855, … Continue reading

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