Discovery of Susquehanna County fossil leads to ancient fish

Discovery of Susquehanna County fossil leads to ancient fish

Fossils are often fascinating windows into the plants and animals of the past. Some of these ancient animals are different from those alive today. Often, the discovery of these prehistoric creatures are made by those who keep their eyes and ears open to what is around them. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure tells the story of …

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Press Release: August 2016 Highlights

Press Release: August 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2016: Scott Weidensaul presents Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians Join us on Sunday, August 7 at 2 PM as renowned author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul discusses his book Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians. This …

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Pennsylvania fossils: How a church held the secret to a new species of trilobite

Pennsylvania fossils: How a church held the secret to a new species of trilobite

Not all fossils are uncovered by digging in the dirt and breaking open rocks. While all fossils originate in various types of rocks, they can take a varied path before they reach scientists. An important example of this involves specimens housed in the Invertebrate Paleontology collections at The State Museum of Pennsylvania that were once …

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National Fossil Day Activities – October 15

National Fossil Day Activities – October 15

Visitors Can Get an Up Close Look at Dinosaur Fossils and Footprints The State Museum will mark National Fossil Day on October 15 with a variety of activities for museum visitors. Specimens from the museum’s extensive paleontological and geological collections, including fossilized dinosaur eggs, bones and teeth will be on display for people to see …

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