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Postby GoofyFoofer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:57 pm

Well, I guess they've decided they're not just adding a few changes to the final list... :(
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Postby Unome » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:12 pm

bernard wrote:The 2015 Official Fossil List is up!

FINALLY! :P
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Postby ceg7654 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:08 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 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:24 pm

ceg7654 wrote: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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Postby SOnerd » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:47 pm

bernard wrote:
ceg7654 wrote: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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Postby Kokonilly » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:00 pm

SOnerd wrote:
bernard wrote:
ceg7654 wrote: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 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:16 pm

ceg7654 wrote: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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Postby Paleofreakazoid » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:50 am

They FINALLY updated the taxonomy! :D

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Postby GoofyFoofer » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:33 am

ceg7654 wrote:Anyone know any good starting websites?

I like to use http://www.fossilguy.com/.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:40 pm

Does anybody have any tips for preparing the field guide?
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Postby TalGypCal » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:53 pm

Does anyone know if SciOly is going to be distinguishing Eldredgeops from Phacops? As I understand it, if they do, the localities for Phacops would then be much more limited, as generally speaking Phacops is recognized as being very abundant in both Europe and North America, but Struve (1990) restricts Phacops to North Africa and the Middle East. I'm not really sure if this would make a big difference or not (first time competing in fossils-- rocks was my thing before), but I'd still like some clarification. Reassurance that that sort of question would never show up would also be great, though that sort of prediction is hard to make. Thanks!

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Postby TalGypCal » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:12 pm

Kokonilly wrote:...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.


So I've been looking through some of the older fossil forums as well, and other people also mention a kind of standard (with some exceptions of course) of generally having one page per specimen--I'm having a really tough time finding that much information for some of them. For example, Rhombopora's information (that I have found so far) is essentially limited to environment, span, and classification. And while I understand that for some fossils, looking through various fossil books might provide an even better overview that whatever you can pick up over the internet, a lot of books don't have a lot of information on certain fossils. When you say "one page" does this include pictures and general anatomy (like general bryozoa stuff, going with my previous example) or am I just doing a super sucky job of finding things? Thanks a bunch :)

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby ceg7654 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:52 pm

Audubon Fossil Guide VS. Smithsonian Fossil Handbook: which one is better? Or should I get both.....
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