The Silurian in Georgia, US

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Silurian Fossils

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Paleontology and geology

During the Silurian, large amounts of sand and mud eroding from the ancestral Appalachian Mountains were deposited in shallow marine environments in the northern part of the state. These environments were frequently hit by tropical storms that deposited thick beds of sand, often burying the marine life that lived on the sea floor. Marine communities of the Silurian included brachiopods, cephalopods, crinoids, and some burrowers, probably trilobites.

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Education and Exhibits

Education and Exhibits

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Virtual Museum of Fossils: Geosciences, at Georgia's Valdosta State University, presents an interactive virtual museum of invertebrate and vertebrate fossil specimens. Explore the collection by animal, or by time period from Precambrian to Quaternary. Maps are detailed and include ecosystem distribution. Fossil photographs, many showing multiple views, list information about where the fossil was found, and how it is categorized taxonomically. Some pages feature a drawing of the animal's skeleton showing the fossil bone in red.

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