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The Cretaceous in New York, US

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Cretaceous Fossils

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Paleontology and geology

On Long Island, we find some Cretaceous sediments in the Coastal Plain region. The Coastal Plain consists of layers of sedimentary material, sloping gently towards the ocean. Many of the deposits are composed of materials that have not yet been cemented or compacted into rock. These deposits formed during the rise and fall of sea level, as sediment was eroded from higher land to the west and transported by rivers to the coast.

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Stony Brook University Vertebrate Fossil Preparation Laboratory: Information on the people and research projects at Stony Brook University; also includes general information on fossil preparation techniques.

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Garvies Point Museum official website: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is located on Long Island's north shore in New York State. We are a center for regional geology research. Our exhibits deal with regional (Long Island and New York State) geology, fossilization and minerology and the ehnography and archaeology of northeastern Native Americans. Our exhibit "Drifitng Lands and Ancient Seas" details the geology of New York State coordinated with plate tectonics. 

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Colgate's dinosaur egg: Through an improbable and fortuitous set of circumstances, Colgate University came to possess one of the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered, yielding the first definitive evidence of how some dinosaurs reproduced. Our 80 million-year-old specimen is from the first clutch of dinosaur eggs found at the Flaming Cliffs during Roy Chapman Andrews’ 1923 expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. This virtual exhibit, which amplifies the small physical exhibit of the egg on display in the Linsley Museum (Lathrop Hall at Colgate University), explains the historical, cultural, and scientific importance of our Oviraptor egg.

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