Chapin Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson and the students in his paleontology
class recently participated in the dedication of a park in Ohio that is used for
Trammel Fossil Park in Sharonville, Ohio, was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
on September 29, 2003, and the class took part while on a field trip to the area. Erickson
was among those who cut the ceremonial ribbon, and David Meyer, chair of the geology deptartment
at the University Of Cincinnati, quoted from Erickson's recent article that described the
fossil organism named for the University, Sanctum laurentiensis, during his opening remarks.
Erickson, in his field gear, is second from the left in the photo. On his left is Sharonville
Mayor Virgil Lovitt, who introduced the St. Lawrence class to those gathered. The park was
donated by Sharonville residents R.L. Trammel and his wife (in wheelchair) for the purpose of
allowing people to collect fossils from the site. Erickson has been visiting the site with
classes for 20 years.
Posted: October 2, 2003