Lecture looks at historic hunt for trilobites
Date of Event: February 23, 2012
Posted: February 16, 2012
GRANVILLE, Ohio— A lecture that examines trilobite research, “Understanding the Search for Affinities: the Earliest History of Trilobite Research from Antiquity to the 1820s,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in room 311 of Denison University’s Olin Hall (100 Sunset Hill Drive). The lecture, by James St. John, a geology lecturer at Ohio State University-Newark, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erik Klemetti at 740-587-5788 or visit www.denison.edu.
Trilobites are an extinct class of arthropods, which are important, widespread, and common fossils in Paleozoic rocks. This talk will summarize the nature of the earliest trilobite research, starting in antiquity. Trilobite specimens and old/rare trilobite books will be available for examination.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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