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Dinosaurs of New England: A Geologic History of the Pioneer Valley [E]

COURSE CODE: ESC 115

CREDITS: 4

Most residents of the Pioneer Valley don't realize that they live right in the middle of a world-class dinosaur paleontological (fossil) site. In fact, early Jurassic-age carnivorous dinosaur tracks and trackways are abundant in the Valley. They are also fairly easy to find, and the geology in which they are found is straightforward to understand. ESC 115, Dinosaurs of New England: A Geologic History of the Pioneer Valley, introduces students to the geologic history of the Pioneer Valley as interpreted from local geological and paleontological evidence - particularly fossil foot prints of the early Jurassic's major theropods (meat-eating dinosaurs).