Author Archives: Geology Melange

About Geology Melange

I am a senior at the State University of New York at Oneonta double majoring in Geology and Anthropology. My main interests are in paleontology with a focus on dinosaurs, trilobites and human evolution. Like many geologists, I find that I am fascinated with a wide variety of topics within geology and related fields and thus my posts will likely involve a wide variety of geology tropics. Enjoy!

“Rise of” My Interest in Paleoanthropology

“What do we have today…well we have more monkeys than we can put in a barrel” – Dr. Relethford I just had the pleasure of watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a great movie that I would like … Continue reading

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An Alluring Glow: Accretionary Wedge – 37

“Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected.”- Spock Geology has many wondrous or “sexy” things to share with the world; the Grand Canyon (above), glaciers, volcanos, the list goes on! There is a lot of romanticism in geology as … Continue reading

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How to Build a Dinosaur: My Musings

“God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs…” – Dr. Malcolm “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth…” – Dr. Sattler I have recently read Dr. Horner’s book How to Build a Dinosaur and … Continue reading

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A Puzzling Print

“There is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder.”- Spock For the past year, my adviser and I have been working on mapping the Jurassic aged dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley. We came across one pair of tracks that does … Continue reading

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Adirondack Anorthosite

“The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks.”  – My professors and whoever invented the saying! I would like to reiterate that I am still a student of geology and my “specialty” is by no means petrology, however I’d like … Continue reading

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The Unknown Canyon: Accretionary Wedge – 36

For this month’s Accretionary Wedge, Geosciblog asks: “What do you regret leaving behind at a geological locality? In other words, what samples, specimens, or even photographs do you regret “not getting enough of”?” This past February, I had the pleasure of traveling to … Continue reading

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