Help build the Paleontological Portal (cont.)

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Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers from the paleontological community, by mid-February, the site willinclude basic information on about one third of the states, with many more coming on line in late February and March. From February through September, the emphasis of the project will be on gathering information to fill out basic information for as many of the remaining states as possible.
Throughout the site, the user will also find images and links to information specific to the particular geographic region, including current research projects and publications, websites, on-line exhibits and educational materials, information on collecting fossils in that state, and availability of other resources. This is where you can help! We are encouraging contributions of images to the Fossil Gallery and links to paleontological resources from as many


Add to Site form page
The “Add to Site” page. The paleontological community is encouraged to contribute images and paleo-related links to the Paleontological Portal site using this on-line form.
  Burgess Shale page
A page on the Burgess Shale, one of the “Famous Flora & Fauna” fossil assemblages.

contributors throughout the United States as possible. Links and images can be added on-line through the “add to site” button at the top of each screen. (bottom right).
This new web resource is a joint project with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, and the U.S. Geologic Survey with funding from the National Science Foundation. We look forward to celebrating the “official” public launch of the site in September!


January, 2004

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