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October 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm Writes about Fossil App by Geology Professor

“Imagine shoveling soil to create a backyard garden plot and unearthing a rock embossed with the fossil remnant of a creature you’ve never seen before. It looks like something out of the ocean, but you live in the Midwest. Is it a rare fossil from hundreds of millions of years ago or just the trash from a previous homeowner 50 years back?” asks an article at on “Free app empowers public to locate, recognize ancient fossils.”

“Now, a free app developed at the University of Kansas with support from the National Science Foundation will enable anyone with an iPhone or iPad to discover and classify fossils with the eye of a scientist. The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life is available now at no cost for download from iTunes.”

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, is also an investigator on the NSF project, along with a dozen of her students who helped with the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life. See Name That Fossil: There’s An App for That.


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