Paleontology and geology
Very warm tropical seas covered Kentucky during the Silurian. Limy sediments that are now limestones, dolostones, and shales were deposited on the seafloor. Fossil faunas consist of diverse marine organisms such as brachiopods, bryozoans, crinoids, corals, trilobites and many others. A meteor or comet impact early in the Silurian may have formed the Jeptha Knob, an unusual structure towering 100 m above the general elevation in Shelby County.
Organizations | Research and Collections
Research and Collections
Societies and Clubs (showing 1 of 1 listings)
KYANA Geological Society - Louisville, Kentucky: We are a non-profit educational organization, which was founded in 1961, to promote the interests of geology, minerals, fossils, and lapidary arts in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
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Researchers (showing 1 of 1 listings)
Dr. Thomas W. Kammer: Specialty: Evolutionary paleoecology of Paleozoic crinoids, plus lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and sequence stratigraphy of marine Mississippian rocks in the east-central United States. Field areas include West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa.
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