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The Cretaceous in Georgia, US

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Cretaceous Fossils

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Paleontology and geology

With sea level high throughout much of the Late Cretaceous, most of Georgia was under water, and shallow marine environments developed over its southern half. Sand from the eroding Appalachian Mountains in the north was carried by rivers southward into these waters, creating sandy and muddy shorelines in places. Large crocodiles and fish lived in the coastal environments, along with shellfish and burrowing shrimp. Dinosaurs roamed the upland environments, and their remains sometimes washed out to sea. This map indicates a band of Cretaceous rocks across the central part of the state.

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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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