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The Quaternary in Georgia, US

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Quaternary Fossils

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Paleontology and geology

Most of Georgia remained high and dry as Early Quaternary (Pleistocene) ice sheets expanded and contracted causing sea level to fluctuate. Barrier islands formed along the present day coast and shifted position as sea level changed, leaving behind sandy sediments as a record of their migration. Estuaries associated with the barrier islands left deposits as well. Forests and grasslands developed throughout much of Georgia, and many large mammals, such as mammoths and giant ground sloths, lived in these environments.

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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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