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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 digging fossils.

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