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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby bernard » August 28th, 2014, 11:47 am

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » August 28th, 2014, 11:57 am

Well, I guess they've decided they're not just adding a few changes to the final list... :(
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » August 28th, 2014, 1:12 pm

FINALLY! :P
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby ceg7654 » August 28th, 2014, 2:08 pm

So there's no guide like there is for Rocks and Minerals and Ento right? Darn.

Anyone know any good starting websites?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby bernard » August 28th, 2014, 2:24 pm

So there's no guide like there is for Rocks and Minerals and Ento right? Darn.

Anyone know any good starting websites?
Recommended resources in the rules are the Smithsonian Fossil Handbook and Fossils CD.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby SOnerd » August 28th, 2014, 2:47 pm

So there's no guide like there is for Rocks and Minerals and Ento right? Darn.

Anyone know any good starting websites?
Recommended resources in the rules are the Smithsonian Fossil Handbook and Fossils CD.
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I'm starting Fossils this year after a year of ento, and I was wondering if you are allowed to bring a guide in to the test (I think so..?), and if so, what guide is the best to use?
Also, what are your recommendations for binder size? I have like a 1.5 and a 2 inch..
Lastly, have you used any kind of dividers/similar system of binder organization?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Kokonilly » August 28th, 2014, 3:00 pm

So there's no guide like there is for Rocks and Minerals and Ento right? Darn.

Anyone know any good starting websites?
Recommended resources in the rules are the Smithsonian Fossil Handbook and Fossils CD.
Hey Guys!!
I'm starting Fossils this year after a year of ento, and I was wondering if you are allowed to bring a guide in to the test (I think so..?), and if so, what guide is the best to use?
Also, what are your recommendations for binder size? I have like a 1.5 and a 2 inch..
Lastly, have you used any kind of dividers/similar system of binder organization?
DIsclaimer: I did Fossils three years ago and graduated from high school two years ago, so my memory might not be quite up to snuff.

Personally, my recommendation is that you not need a guide at all. Your binder and your knowledge should be the two most useful things; guides can be useful, though, and if I recall correctly I believe we used the Smithsonian guide. I recommend as large a binder as possible -- again, you want this to be the reference you use, so make it comprehensive but well-organized. I devoted a not-so-small part of my life to making the Fossils binder, and we used one page per specimen, with a sort of appendix at the back with other pertinent information.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby John Richardsim » August 28th, 2014, 3:16 pm

Anyone know any good starting websites?
Here's one that I think is decent (or at least from the small amount of it that I've read): http://petrifiedwoodmuseum.org/

Edit: I've been looking at this site a bit more, and if you click the Sci Oly tab on the side of the page, there are some old tests that look pretty good.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Paleofreakazoid » August 28th, 2014, 6:50 pm

They FINALLY updated the taxonomy! :D

Also lol at the fact that Mucrospirefer's last r is still not italicized :lol:
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