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The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
March's Monthly Program
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Thursday, June 22th, 7:30 PM

  Our speaker for June’s DVPS Meeting is Dr. Robert Weems.  Dr. Weems is Emeritus Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey.  He has done geologic investigations of the 1886 Charleston, SC earthquake. He mapped out the distribution of lake beds in Culpeper basin to help define the structural setting and integrate the stratigraphy of the early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup basins in eastern North America.  He was geologist for the biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Bull Run Formation, Culpeper Basin, Virginia at the Culpeper Crushed Stone Quarry, collecting a vast amount of data concerning the activity of dinosaurs at this site.  He was a geologist for the Southeastern Coastal Plain Project, which focused on the three-dimensional Cretaceous and Cenozoic stratigraphy and structure of the South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Plain.  He also was a geologist for the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater project. 

     Dr. Weems has written numerous publications, including Geology and Biostratigraphy of the Potomac River Cliffs at Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, The Lower Cretaceous Patuxent Formation Ichnofauna of Virginia, A Late Cretaceous Shark Coprolite with Baby Freshwater Turtle Vertebrae Inclusions, A Late Cretaceous Dinosaur and Reptile Assemblage from South Carolina, Amphibians and Nonmarine Turtles from The Miocene Calvert Formation of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, Oligocene Pancheloniid Sea Turtles from the Vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, and many more.

            Dr. Weems will talk about the turtles that lived onshore and offshore in the mid-Atlantic region between 23 and 5 million years ago, and how they represent a transition between the very different turtles from before that time and essentially modern ones that come from the Pliocene and Pleistocene.

            His talk is titled, “Miocene Turtles of the mid-Atlantic Region”.

NOTE:  OUR MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE 3RD FLOOR IN THE BEES CLASSROOM BECAUSE THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES IS DOING WORK ON THE COMMONS ROOM.


Meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through June in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (except for November and December when the meetings are held on the third Thursday of those months). There are no meetings during the months of July and August. All meetings begin at 7:30 pm. The 19th Street entrance must be used to access the museum. Meetings are free and open to the general public. Attendees are encouraged to bring recent finds, fossils of interest, and new acquisitions for "show and tell".  
In case of inclement weather or for directions, check the website at: www.ansp.org or call 215-299-1000 Academy of Natural Science Main Desk (during normal business hours) or 215-299-1019 (19th Street Entrance Desk after hours) or use your best judgement.

Address for Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University:  1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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