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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: sci.bio.paleontology FAQ  version 1.0
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 16:40:30 GMT
From: David Ramalho <earthscibbs@shaw.wave.ca>
Organization: EarthSci  BBS
Newsgroups: sci.bio.paleontology

 Welcome to the sci.bio.paleontology {s.b.p.} news group. 

Archive-name: sci.bio.paleontology FAQ
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Author:  David Ramalho
E-Mail:  earthscibbs@my-dejanews.com
Date:    March 1999
Version: 1.0
-------------------------------------------------------------
 Part A: Charter and Interpretation
 Part B: Problems
          i) Advertising
         ii) Binaries/Pictures
        iii) Cross posting
         iv) Student Questions
          v) HTML Usage
 Part C: Beginner and Student Information
          i) General information
         ii) Other FAQ's
        iii) Fossil Preparation and Conservation
         iv) Citing Electronic Materials
 Part D: Teaching Links
 Part E: Research Links
          i) Beginner and Student
         ii) Search engines and Data Bases
             *General
             *Specialized
 Part F: Other earthSci Newsgroups and Lists
          i) News Groups
         ii) Web Board
        iii) E-mail Lists
             *Rockhound
             *Specialized
 Part G: Paleontological and Earth Science Journals, Magazines, etc.
 Part H: Palaeontological Websites
          i) Misc.
         ii) Ichnology
        iii) Invertebrate Paleontology
         iv) Microfossils
          v) Palaeobotany
         vi) Paleogeographic
        vii) Paleolimnology
       viii) Vertebrate Paleontology
         ix) Software
          x) Book Sellers
         xi) Palaeontological Associations and Rockhound Clubs
             *Associations
             *Rockhound Clubs
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 Part A: Charter and Interpretation
--------------

CHARTER    {Taken from the final vote Jan 12/1995}

The newsgroup sci.bio.paleontology is open to discussion on
scientific topics concerning paleontology. All paleontological
topics are welcome, such as discussions of extinct animals and
plants, their physiology and phylogeny, fossils, paleoecology, 
extinction events, and recent discoveries, but all discussion 
of creation vs. evolution should take place in talk.origins, 
not sci.bio.paleontology.
--------------------------------------------------------------
 Bob Myers  {proponent}  (oct/1994)
------------------------------------

  Interpretation

 * The palaeontology newsgroup was placed into the biology group
   to ensure more inclusive discussions concerning the various 
   aspects of Palaeontology.

 * The charter is simply a guideline designed to point the 
   newsgroup in the proper direction. What makes a newsgroup is
   its' current readers and especially its' regular posters. 
   {paraphrase}

 * The postings within the sci.bio.paleontology N.G. usually 
   consist of discussions and commentary that can be described
   as being between the levels of advanced amateur to doctorate.

 * The relationship between Earth Sciences and amateurs is 
   different from that of other science groups. There are a 
   significant number of amateurs who, with experience, come 
   to possess a depth and breath of knowledge that is equal 
   to that possessed by a professional.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 Part B: Problems

 This section has been placed at the front, in an effort, 
               to eliminate problems.

 1) Advertising (in general)

     This is a contentious issue throughout the newsgroups. 
     The charter of s.b.p. does not have a provision for advertising. 
     A strict interpretation of the charter would be that advertising
     is not allowed.

     The general consensus of s.b.p. is that advertising of a 
     commercial nature is neither effective or appropriate for this 
     news group. Further it is debatable if advertising is effective 
     anywhere within the newsgroups.

   a) Is it acceptable to place a URL within my signature (sig.) file
     that points to a company, product or service?

      Yes.  Please keep the sig. file to no more than 6 lines. 
     Preferably 4 or less.

 2) Binaries/Pictures

      The sci groups do not accept binaries (pictures). 

      The best method you can use to display binaries is to place
     it into a website. After checking that everything is working, 
     post a message into the sci. group with a short description 
     and a URL pointing to the website.

 3) Cross posting to other newsgroups

     Proper cross posting:

     Quote: Tom Maier Message-ID:<362dfc71.5406431@news.mindspring.com>

      There is such a thing as a "good cross".  An example of that
      would be if the conversation in group A starts to naturally 
      wander into that of group B.  I crossed the "Fast-Slow Earth spin"
      thread into sci.physics due to the fact that the theory needed 
      more input from people who are knowledgable in that field.  
      That is what I would consider a "good cross". Crossing one 
      sci group to another is valuable in many cases when the 
      conversation begins to stall.

     Unacceptable cross posting:

      a) Posting to 4 or more newsgroups.

          The original reason for the thread tends to become obscure. 
          When replying please trim excess newsgroups.

       b) ANY cross posting into talk.origins

       c) Posting into a news group(s) that have nothing to do 
          with the thread.

 4) Questions from Students 

       It is improper for a student to post a message about an 
       assignment for the purpose of have the users of this 
       news group write the homework.

       If a student has a problem with an assignment the 
        correct method to use:

        a) short outline of the assignment
        b) short description of the work done to date
        c) What part of the problem are you stuck on?

        The student should expect a reply that will give an 
        article(s) or book(s) to read. Upon occasion there may be
        a detailed reply or even a long thread. This depends
        entirely upon the good nature of the posters to this
        news group.

 5) HTML Usage

     It is acceptable to use a URL in a posting.

     HTML messages and sig files are rude. The newsgroups are 
     designed for the use of ASCII. There are significant 
     number of people who use readers that cannot process
     HTML. What these people have to accomplish is to wade 
     through the HTML code in an attempt to read the posting. 

     If someone persists with using HTML messages and sig files,
     after having been warned, this person should be kill filed.

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 Part C: Beginner and Student Information

  Welcome. The earth sciences (geology, palaeontology, 
 mineralogy, etc.) are one of the few areas of science where 
 a beginner, student or amateur can make a meaningful 
 contribution to science and increase the overall 
 knowledge available.

 1. General information

  The earth sciences are very much a hands on type of pursuit.
 In comparison to other branches of science, amateurs are a 
 significant group.

  In the popular imagination palaeontology consists of Dinosaurs.
 Even though Dinosaurs are spectacular, the reality is that they 
are but a fragment of the science of Palaeontology.

 As a science, Palaeontology is best know for the study of 
fossils, but it includes a variety of specialities: 

  Palaeobotany-       the study of fossil plants
  Palaeoclimatology-  climates of the geological past
  Paleoecology-       relationship between ancient organisms 
                      and their environment.
  Palaeogeography-    the physical geography of the earth's 
                      surface in the geological past
  Palaeopalynology-   the study of fossil spores and pollen
  Palaeozoology-      the study of animals, both invertebrate 
                      and vertebrate

  It not my intent to give you a fright. But to open your mind 
 as to depth and width of the science of Palaeontology. 
 There are many topics with which to enrich your intellect.

  It is recommended (urged) that a beginner or a student 
 join one of the many clubs devoted to the earth sciences. 
 The members of these clubs possess practical knowledge and
 experience that will reduce the number of problems which 
 occur to beginners and students.

 2. Other FAQ's

  Here are links to other Palaeontological FAQ's that a 
 beginner will find useful.

 University of Berkley
   http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/FAQ/faq.html

 Dallas Paleontological Society 
   http://www.dallaspaleo.org/faq.htm

 I Want To Be A Paleontologist !
   http://www.englib.cornell.edu/pri/ed/lol/careers.html

 3. Fossil Preparation and Conservation 

    i) Detailed information 
       http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/resources/prep.htm

   ii) Preparation and Conservation Supplies and Equipment
       http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/resources/paleosup.htm

  iii) U.S. Geological Survey
       Selected References on Fossils and Paleontology 
       http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eastern/fossilrefs.html

  iv) Tom's Fossil and Artifact Collection

       a. To Vibro or Not to Vibro
         http://www.mindspring.com/~sminstruments/fossils/vibro.htm
      
       b. How to Get Fossil Images into Your Computer
         http://www.mindspring.com/~sminstruments/fossils/vidsetup.htm

       c. Tom's Book List
         http://www.mindspring.com/~sminstruments/fossils/booklist.htm

   v) Introduction to Fossil Collecting (Glen J. Kuban)
   
       a. Field Trip Safety
         http://members.aol.com/fostrak/safety.htm

       b. Dangers of Rock Dust
         http://members.aol.com/fostrak/dust.htm

       c. Field Trip Check List
         http://members.aol.com/fostrak/triplist.htm

       d. Fossil Field Trip Equipment and Collection Methods
         http://members.aol.com/fostrak/equip.htm

  vi) The Fossil Hunter
       
       a. Fossil Collecting sites in North America
         http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/fossil.htm

       b. Safety concerns for fossil hunters and other rock geeks 
         http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/safety.htm

       c. An Annotated Checklist for Fossil Collecting (by Erich Rose)
         http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/chlist.htm

 4. Citing Electronic Materials
       The New MLA Guildelines (revised 12 March 1997)
       http://www-dept.usm.edu/~engdept/mla/rules.html

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 Part D: Teaching Links

  1. AskERIC Lesson Plans 
    
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Natural_history/index.html
     Contains 6 lesson plans for grades 1 to 12.

  2. The Gateway 
     At the top of the page is the grade level.
     http://www.thegateway.org/index2/sciencepaleontology.html

  3. The Geological Society  (Britian)
     Teaching & Learning Resources (nice group of links)
     http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gs3etfrm.htm

  4. Link2 Learn
     A World of Dinosaurs
    
http://l2l.ed.psu.edu/success/lessons/lesson2/lesson2b/hsce2%5Fl.htm
     http://l2l.ed.psu.edu/success/lessons/lesson2/lesson2b/HSCe2_R.HTM

  5. Bureau of Land Management (U.S.)
     Paleo Teaching Resources
     http://www.blm.gov/education/paleo/

  6. Newton's Apple (PBS TV)
     DINOSAUR I & II
     http://www.pbs.org/ktca/newtons/9/dino1.html
     http://ericir.syr.edu/Projects/Newton/9/dino2.html

  7. Access Excellence Collection
     Evolution (High School Biology Institute)
     http://outcast.gene.com/ae/AE/AEPC/WWC/1995/index.html

  8. UC Berkeley
     i) Learning from the Fossil Record
        http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Learning.html

    ii) National Science Standards Matrix 
        http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Matrix.html

   iii) PALEONTOLOGY: THE WINDOW TO SCIENCE EDUCATION
        http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Stucky.html

  9. Field Museum in Chicago
     list of useful books for students and teachers
     http://www.fmnh.org/education/LOTguide1.htm

 10. Kansas Geological Survey Educational Resources
     http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/General/educatIndex.html

 11. The Education Programs of PRI
     http://www.englib.cornell.edu/pri/ed/edinfo.html

 12. EdGEO 
     Further geoscience education, primarily through
     workshops for primary and high school teachers.
     http://agcwww.bio.ns.ca/schools/edgeo/edgeo.html

 13. American Geophysical Union - Science for Everyone
     Stories, reports, and images that are specially 
     selected to help convey the wonder of our home
     planet and beyond. 
     http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/everyone.html

 14. National Association of Geoscience Teachers (U.S.) 
     http://www.nagt.org/

 15. U.S. Geological Survey
     Information for Educators
     http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eastern/teachers.html#ref

 16. Milwaukee Public Museum
     handouts for middle-school Earth-science classes
     http://www.mpm.edu/collect/geology/k-12-noframes.html

 17. NOAA  Paleoclimate
     educational paleoclimate programs
     http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/education.html

 18. Association of American State Geologists  (AASG)
     Links to various state books, pamplefts, etc
     http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/AASG/lists/fossils.html

 19. Web Study - Palaeontology
     http://www.studyweb.com/science/biology/tocpaleo.htm

 20. GeologyLink
     Virtual Field Trips
     http://www.geologylink.com/fieldtrips/

 21. University of California Research Expeditions Program (UREP)
      Something a little different
     http://urep.ucdavis.edu/

 22. Plant Fossils of West Virginia 
     Tom Maier is converting this Manual into web pages.
     Excellent basic information for students and teachers.
     http://www.mindspring.com/~sminstruments/fossils/pfofwv/cover.htm

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 Part E:  Research Links

 * Beginner and Student Information

 1. Before posting a question to the newsgroup please conduct
    a "key word(s)" search using either:
     Deja News  http://www.dejanews.com/ 
                    or 
     AltaVista  http://www.altavista.com/

    a) It is probable that the question you need answered was
      asked in the past.

    b) There is nothing wrong with asking questions. It is the
       manner in which the questions are stated that determines
       the quality of the reply.

 2. If you are looking a website, here is a list of search engines.
    Again you will need to use "key word(s)" to conduct your search.

 * Search Engines and Data Bases
    _______
    General:

 1. InferenceFind  http://www.infind.com/
    Search tool that calls out in parallel all the best search engines 
    on the internet, merges the results, removes redundancies, and 
    clusters the results into neat understandable groupings. 
                                Uses:
    WebCrawler, Yahoo, Lycos, Alta Vista, InfoSeek, and Excite

 2. Miningco.Co.  http://home.miningco.com/
    Fast search engine

 3. Search Spaniel  http://www.searchspaniel.com/
    Lets you use as many search engines as you like simultaneously and 
    conveniently groups related engines together. In addition, you can 
    personalize Search Spaniel by choosing your favourite engines to
create
    a Personal List. Each time you return, the list will be displayed 
    ready for use. 180+ engines available.
    Alta Vista, Excite, Hot Bot, Infoseek, Lycos, Magellan, etc.

 4. Galaxy  http://galaxy.einet.net/galaxy/Science/Geosciences.html
    Note: the search engine is at the bottom of the page.

 5. iSleuth  http://www.isleuth.com/scie-ea.html
    Claims to have over 3,000 searchable data bases.

 6. Internet Oracle
     Vast number of search engines
     http://www.internetoracle.com/default.htm  (general)
     http://www.internetoracle.com/encyclop.htm (Encyclopedias)
     http://www.internetoracle.com/meta.htm     (Meta)
     http://www.searchgateway.com/libraries.htm (Libraries)
    ___________
    Specialized:

 1. University of Toronto Library 
     http://prod.library.utoronto.ca/resources/index.html

 2. University of Minnesota Library (telnet)
     telnet://pubinfo.ais.umn.edu:23/

 3. BIBSYS WebSearch (German & English)
     http://wgate.bibsys.no/search/pub?lang=E

 4. The Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
     http://www.n2h2.com/KOVACS/

 5. Scientific American (database)
      http://www.sciam.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

 6. AGSO - Australian Geological Survey Organization 

    i)  http://www.agso.gov.au/library/catalogue/
    This database of AGSO Library's online catalogue records
    contains all of our monograph collection and about 95% of the
    journals collection. 

    ii) http://www.agso.gov.au/information/structure/isd/database/
    Australian geoscientific databases. Most of the computer databases
    are implemented on AGSO's Oracle database management system.

  7. International Organization of Palaeobotany (IOP) 
      http://ibs.uel.ac.uk/ibs/palaeo/indexst.htm
     Plant Fossil Record (PFR2.2) database includes descriptions and
     occurrences of many thousands of extinct plants. For the first
     time modern genera with fossil species are included in the 
     description database.

  8. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's (SVP)
      http://eteweb.lscf.ucsb.edu/bfv/bfv_form.html
      The Indexed Published Literature of Vertebrate Paleontology,
      1509 - 1993 (has approximately 112,000 references)

  9. The Fossil Encyclopaedia
      http://tyrrell.magtech.ab.ca/encyclo/
      Basic information

 10. CISTI - Canada's sci/tech and medical library, a leading scientific 
              publisher  and an information services provider in Canada 
              and around the world. Note: this is a pay site
      http://www.nrc.ca/cisti/cisti.html

 11. Palynology Database -  Canadian Museum of Nature 
      One of the world's largest pools of information
       on fossil and recent pollen and spores. [Password Access]
     
http://www.chin.gc.ca/Resources/Research_Ref/Reference_Info/NMPS/e_hp_nmps.html

 12. Geoscience Information Center

     i) Search for geoscience web sites
         http://gs.ucsd.edu/links/

     ii) Search for Geoscience References:
          http://gs.ucsd.edu/georeferences/

 13. GeoRef Information Services [American Geological Institute]
      The database contains over 2 million references to geoscience
      journal articles, books, maps, conference papers,reports and
theses.
       http://www.agiweb.org/agi/georef.html

 14. NOAA  Paleoclimate Program
     
     i) Paleoclimatology Databases - Paleoceanography, Paleolimnology
          Paleoclimate Modeling, General Paleoclimatology Data Sets
          Plant Macrofossils, Faunal Data, Insecta, Tree Ring, and more.
        http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/data.html

    ii) Pages Publications
        http://www.pages.unibe.ch/Publications/publications.html

 15. Florida Museum of Natural History 
      [We seek and encourage input from Users]

     i) Invertebrate Paleontology Database
         http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/databases/ivp/

     ii) Vertebrate Paleontology Databases
          http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/databases/vp/intro.htm

 16. Smithsonian Institution 
     
     i) Fossil Plant and Algae Type Register
         gopher://nmnhgoph.si.edu:70/77/.index/paleotypes

    ii) Fossil Brachiopod Type Register (gopher menu)
         gopher://nmnhgoph.si.edu:70/11/.paleo/.brach

   iii) Bibliography of the Hadrosaurian Dinosaurs (gopher menu)
         gopher://nmnhgoph.si.edu:70/11/.paleo/.hadrosaur

    iv) Online searchable databases
         http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/collections.html

 17. The CAP Library (Palynology)
      http://www.ualberta.ca/~abeaudoi/cap/library.htm

 18. Canadian Research in Quaternary Science
      Searchable directory (list)
      http://www.mun.ca/lists/quaternary/

 19. University of California
      a. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (San Diego)

      i) coccolith reference database
         http://wwei.ucsd.edu/ina/ref-search.htm

     ii) World Nannoplankton Worker Directory
         http://gs.ucsd.edu/ina/search.htm

    iii) Search for publications resulted from SIO Geological Collection
         http://gs.ucsd.edu/gc/publications.htm

      b. Museum of Paleontology (Berkeley)

      i) The UCMP paleobotany catalog
         http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/plant.html

     ii) Microfossil Collection
         http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/micro.html

    iii) Vertebrate Collection
         http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/vertebrate.html

     iv) Invertebrate Collection
         http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/invert.html

 20. DOL DINOSAUR OMNIPEDIA
      http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/dmlf.htm

 21. Bibliography of Kansas Geology Database
      http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/General/Bibliography/bibstart.html

 22. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
     Malacology & Invertebrate Paleontology
     Gopher Menu: gopher://erato.acnatsci.org:70/

 23. Milwaukee Public Museum
     Geology/Paleontology Databases 
     http://www.mpm.edu/collect/data.html

 24. University of Washington
     vertebrate paleontology collections
     http://weber.u.washington.edu/~vertp/Vertebrates.html

 25. Natural Resources Canada

     i) Earth Sciences Information Centre
        English, French and Spanish
        http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ess/esic/esic_e.html

     i) GeoScan-Canadian Geopublications Database 
        Direct page
        http://132.156.35.177:81/
  
 26. California State University
      Biological Sciences Web Server 
      http://arnica.csustan.edu/index.html

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 Part F:  Other Earth Science Newsgroups and Lists

  i) News Groups:

   talk.origins ~ this is the n.g. to discuss the origins of the
universe,
                  mankind, etc. Extensive arguments and debates.
                  http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/

   sci.geo.geology ~ wide ranging discussions about geology and the
                     earth Sciences in general.  Very active.

   sci.geo.earthquakes ~ Lively group. Numerous arguments about the
causes
                         of earthquakes.  Quality of the discussions
ranges
                         from the absurd to professional level.

   ca.earthquakes ~  Primarily concerned with earthquakes in California

   ca.environment.earthquakes ~ Dead news group. 

   sci.geo.eos ~         NASA's Earth Observation System (EOS)

   sci.geo.mineralogy ~ new group, discussions on the various aspects of
                        mineralogy, gems, rock collecting, etc.
                        Rockhounds tend to inhabit this group.

  sci.engr.mining ~  Professional level discussions involving mining. 
                     Note: there is a spill over to and from the
                           alt.mining.recreational N.G.

  alt.mining.recreational ~ Part time and weekend seekers of gold, gems
and
                            assorted minerals. They actively discuss
methods, 
                            equipment, locations, laws, etc. Amusing
stories
                            abound.

   sci.geo.fluids ~ Discussion of geophysical fluid dynamics.

   sci.geo.hydrology ~ Surface and groundwater hydrology
                       ( flows and water levels )

   sci.geo.oceanography ~ General discussion of oceanography, oceanology
and 
                          marine science including but not limited to 
                          physical oceanography.             

   sci.geo.petroleum ~  All aspects of petroleum and the petroleum
industry

   sci.geo.rivers+lakes ~ Science of rivers and lakes.

   sci.techniques.xtallography ~ The field of crystallography

   alt.sci.geology.jobs ~ New group. At the present time the
distribution
                          is limited.

   alt.dinosaur ~  Discussions about dinosaurs and related dinosaur
                   subjects. Basic to amateur level. 
+++++++++
  ii) Web Board

   Geoscience Webboard
    http://gs.ucsd.edu:1800/~1

   Brampton Rock & Mineral Club  (Canada)
    Rockhound BBS: http://www.bhmedia.com/brmc/

   Belgian Geology Forum (Europe)
    http://pluto.beseen.com/boardroom/f/18520

+++++++++
 iii) E-mail List Groups:

  Basic Information:
          {Quoted}

    " A distribution list is simply an e-mail reflector.  Any e-mail
sent
   to the 'To send mail to' address is reflected back out to all the
people
   on the distribution list.  The distribution list itself is maintained
by
   a computer program called LISTSERV.  You can put your name on a
distribution
   list and take it off again by sending an e-mail message to the
LISTSERV 
   at the 'Subscribe' address.  You can always get going by sending an
e-mail
   with containing just the word 'help' to the LISTSERV address.  

    Please DO NOT send an e-mail to the whole group asking to join or
leave 
   the distribution list."

  Detailed Information:
http://www.ualberta.ca/~abeaudoi/cap/links/inter.htm

 _________
 Rockhound:
 ~A~~~~~~~~
 List Name: rocks-and-fossils 

  Description: The rocks-and-fossils list welcomes amateur 
       and professional rockhounds and fossil enthusiasts world-wide.

  Information: LIST ADDRESS: rocks-and-fossils@world.std.com

  SUBSCRIBE (UNSUBSCRIBE):
    Send email message to: Majordomo@world.std.com
    The body of the message should read: Subscribe (unsubscribe)
rocks-and-fossils

   Administrative Comments or Questions: sshea@world.std.com

  List Owner: Sharon Shea, sshea@world.std.com
  Web: http://world.std.com/~sshea/rocks/rflist.html

 ~B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 List name: FOSSIL-NUTS

 Description: forum for fossil collectors around the world. 
              Questions about fossil sites, legislation, preparation and
              classification are welcome in this group. General
questions
              about paleontology or geology should go to the appropriate
              news groups and mailing lists.

 Information: List Address: fossil-nuts@notam.uio.no

  Subscribe: send an e-mail to: oyvind.hammer@notam.uio.no
             This is not an automated list, so all requests will be
handled
             by the list manager personally.

 Manager: Oyvind Hammer, M.Sc  oyvind.hammer@notam.uio.no

~C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  List name: CanPac

   Description:  primarily used for discussion of particular collecting
       sites by the avocational paleontology community. Born in
Drumheller
       in September 1995.

   Information: LIST ADDRESS:

   Subscribe: Majordomo@mars.ark.com with "subscribe canpac [your e-mail
address]"


~D~~~~~~~~~
  List name: DINOSAUR

  Description: dinosaurs in general. Most participants are not
paleontologists 
       but some are extremely well-versed.  Volume ranges from a few to
maybe a 
       dozen messages a week.

   Information: LIST ADDRESS: dinosaur@usc.edu

   Subscribe: send email to  listproc@usc.edu
    and in the body of the message put
        SUBSCRIBE DINOSAUR  Firstname Lastname

   List Owner: smcleod@bcf.usc.edu (Sam McLeod)
    http://www.cisab.indiana.edu/~mrowe/dinosaur-administrivia.html
    http://www.cmnh.org/fun/dinosaur-archive/information.html
 ___________
 Specialized:
~A~~~~~~~
 List Name: vrtpaleo

 Description: The Vertebrate Paleontology Community discussion List 
       An e-mail list, primarily aimed at serving the needs of 
      the professional vertebrate paleontology community, is available 
      through the University of Southern California and is owned 
      by Dr. Sam McLeod

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 Part G:  Paleontological and Earth Science Journals, Magazines, etc.

  1. NRC Research Press:

      Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
      http://www.nrc.ca/cisti/journals/earthep.html

      Canadian Geotechnical Journal
      http://www.nrc.ca/cisti/journals/cjgeoep.html

  2. The Paleontological Society

      Paleobiology ( A quarterly journal) 
      http://tigger.cc.uic.edu/orgs/paleo/paleobio.htm

      Journal of Paleontology (published six times a year)
      http://tigger.cc.uic.edu/orgs/paleo/JP.html

      Palaeontologica Electronica (electronic paleontological journal)
      http://tigger.cc.uic.edu/orgs/paleo/electronica.html

  3. SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

      PALAIOS (application of paleontology in solving geologic problems)
      http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/sepm/palaios/PALAIOS.HTML

  4. Elsevier Science 

     i) Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 
        http://www.elsevier.nl/inca/publications/store/5/0/3/3/5/9/

    ii) Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/5/0/3/3/5/5/

   iii) Marine Micropaleontology 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/5/0/3/3/5/1/

    iv) The Journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/8/6/5/

     v) Quaternary Science Reviews 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/6/3/6/

    vi) Sedimentary Geology 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/5/0/3/3/6/1/

   vii) Journal of South American Earth Sciences
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/8/3/9/

  viii) Journal of African Earth Sciences 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/6/9/1/

    ix) Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 
        http://www.elsevier.nl:80/inca/publications/store/2/3/5/

  5. Geological Magazine
      Established in 1864, is one of the oldest and best-known 
      periodicals in earth sciences. It publishes original
      scientific papers covering the complete spectrum of geological
      topics, with high quality illustrations.
       http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/Journals/JNLSCAT/geo/geo.html

  6. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY (AGU Journals) [bimonthly]
     Focuses on original contributions dealing with the marine 
     sedimentary record.
     http://www.agu.org/pubs/agu_jourpaleo.html

  7. Journal of Foraminiferal Research
     http://superior.carleton.ca/~tpatters/cushman/cushman.html

  8. THE PALAEONTOGRAPHIA ITALICA
     http://www.dst.unipi.it:/dst/pal/index.html  (english)

  9. Paleontological Institute (University of Kansas)

     i) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
        http://www.ukans.edu/~paleo/treatise.html

    ii) The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions
        http://www.ukans.edu/~paleo/contrib.html

   iii) A Relational Data Base for Paleontology
        http://www.ukans.edu/~paleo/paleobank.html

 10. Palaeontographica Canadiana
      http://iago.stfx.ca/people/paleodiv/PalCan.html

 11. Journal of Paleolimnology
      http://www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/paleolim/jopl.html

 12. PaleoBios (University of California Museum of Paleontology)
      http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/museum/PBSI.html

 13. Paldontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies  (German)
      http://www.geo.tu-freiberg.de/psf/index.htm

 14. Journal of Micropalaeontology (Geological Society Publishing House)
      ( British Micropalaeontological Society)
      http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/pubs/journals/jm.htm

 15. The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
      (Society of Vertebrate Paleontology)
      http://www.museum.state.il.us/svp//jvp/
 
 16  Journal of Amateur Paleontology
      Monthly magazine published specifically with the fossil enthusiast
or
      amateur paleontologist in mind.
      http://www.fossilnews.com/

 17. Palaeontologicia Electronica
      An electronic journal of Palaeontology
      http://www-odp.tamu.edu/paleo/toc.htm

 18. Palaeontologia africana  (University of the Witwatersrand, South
Africa)
      http://www.wits.ac.za/science/palaeontology/bpipubs.html
      
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 Part H: Palaeontological Websites

  NOTE: This is a partial list of the hundreds of websites devoted to
        the various aspects of Palaeontology. Each site contains links
        to other Palaeontological sites.

______
 Misc.

   Earth Sciences Organizations
    Huge list by country
   http://www-vl-es.geo.ucalgary.ca/VL/html/es-orgs-by-location.html

   Geological Survey of Canada (Paleontology Subdivision)
   Links to Canadian Paleontology Organizations and Websites
    - A useful set of links that is slightly out of date.
   http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/~rose/paleo/links-cd.htm
   
   Fossil Collections of the World
   Extensive series of links
   http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/8147/index.html

   West's Geology Directory
    School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton University
     *Impressive links
    http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/

   The Paleo Ring
   241 websites devoted to Palaeontology
   http://www.pitt.edu/~mattf/paleoring.html

   PaleoNet
    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/paleonet/

   The Paleo Pages
    spend hours - Good for teachers and students
    http://www.pitt.edu/~mattf/PaleoPage.html

   Paleontological Research Institution
    http://www.englib.cornell.edu/pri/pri1.html

   Oceans of Kansas Paleontology
    User friendly and vast site.
    Good for teachers and students
    http://www.oceansofkansas.com/

   Virtual Silurian Reef  (MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM)
    http://192.206.48.3/reef/

   The Natural History Museum (Britian)
    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/science/palaeo/index.html

   Strange Science
   The rocky road to modern palaeontology and biology.
   http://www.turnpike.net/~mscott/

   Blast from the Past!
   http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/blast/

   Ancient Life Found in Kansas Rocks (An Introduction)
   http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/Publications/ancient/rep01.html

   Palaeontology Research Group (University of Bristol)
   http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/

   UFOs (unidentified fossilized object)
   http://members.tripod.com/~ratcliffej/ufos.htm

   Canadian Rockhound (free)
   Mostly mineral and Gems with some palaeontology
   One of the better magazine sites
  
http://pangea.usask.ca/~dfs846/rockhound/winter99/cr993107_salmon.html
   http://pangea.usask.ca/~dfs846/rockhound/winter97/win97_amber.html

   A Geologist's Lifetime Field List
   Interesting site but a slow download
   http://blues.fd1.uc.edu/www/geology/geologylist/index.html
  
  Louisiana Fossil Page
   http://www.intersurf.com/~heinrich/lafossil1.shtml

  Rebuilding the Lost World
   http://www.sciam.com/explorations/070196explorations.html

  New Zealand Prehistory and Biogeography
   Select a Period of Time 
   http://pole.botany.uq.edu.au/time.html

  Manny's Fossil Gallery
   http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/maicas/gallery/P15.htm

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 Ichnology:

   Emory University (Atlanta)
    i) Introduction to Ichnology - The Study of Plant and Animal Traces
     http://www.emory.edu/GEOSCIENCE/HTML/TFW3.HTML

   ii) Dinosaur Trace Fossils
    http://www.emory.edu/GEOSCIENCE/HTML/Dinotraces.htm

  iii) Trace Fossil Image Database
    http://www.emory.edu/GEOSCIENCE/HTML/images.htm

  Mill Canyon/Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks (Tourist)
     http://www.utah.com/destin/coloradop/cppublic/blmmcr.htm
    
__________________________
 Invertebrate Paleontology:

    The Trilobite Showcase!
     http://www.trilobites.com/showcase/showcase.shtml

    Fossil Insects
     http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campus_rfl/staff_rfl/kohls/eocene.html
    
    The Pander Society
     http://opal.geology.utoronto.ca/pander/intro.html#addresses

    Burgess Shale fossils
     http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/~macrae/Burgess_Shale/

    Fossil Surgery
     Identification services if you have an unfamilar (invertebrate)
fossil
     http://members.tripod.com/~Lyall/index.html

    Arthropod Palaeobiology Research Group  (Manchester)
     http://www.man.ac.uk/Geology/research/palaeo/arthropod-home.html

    Amber inclusions

    i) Universitdt Bremen  (nice photographs)
     http://alf.zfn.uni-bremen.de/~i18m/amber.html

    ii) Nick's Spiders
     http://members.xoom.com/nicksspiders/prehistoric.htm

   iii) New and Rediscovered Primitive Ants
    
http://research.amnh.org/entomology/social_insects/publications/ms_sphecomyrma.html

    iv) Welcome to the World of Amber
     http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/amber.htm

_____________
 Microfossils:

    Ocean Drilling Program Microfossil Reference Centres
     http://gs.ucsd.edu/ina/ODPMRC/index.html

    The International Nannoplankton Association 
     http://gs.ucsd.edu/ina/index.html

    The Calcite Palace  
     A very nice site.
     http://www.ghgcorp.com/arts/

    B.M.S. (British Micropalaeontological Society)
     http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/bms/

    Diatom Home Page
     http://www.indiana.edu/~diatom/diatom.html#museums

    The Late Quaternary Stratigraphy, Microfossils and 
     Paleoceanography of Gulf of St. Lawrence
     http://www.cs.uwindsor.ca/meta-index/fossils/woop.html

    International Research Group on Ostracoda  (IRGO)
     http://www.uh.edu/~rmaddock/IRGO/irgohome.html

    Palynology (University of Calgary)
     http://geo.ucalgary.ca:80/~macrae/palynology/

    Palynology  (University of Arizona)
     http://www.geo.Arizona.EDU/palynology/
_____________
 Palaeobotany:
   Palaeobotanical Research Group (UNIVERSITY M\NSTER)
    http://www.uni-muenster.de/GeoPalaeontologie/Palaeo/Palbot/ebot.html

   Botanical Society of America (Paleobotanical Section)
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~daghlian/paleo/

  PLANT FOSSILS of West Virginia
   http://www.clearlight.com/~mhieb/WVFossils/TableOfCont.html

  Internet Directory For Botany: Paleobotany,Palynology, Pollen
   Large set of links  (Finnish Museum of Natural History)
   http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botpale.html
________________
 Paleogeographic:
   Global Earth History
    http://vishnu.glg.nau.edu/rcb/globaltext.html

   PaleoMap Project
    http://www.scotese.com/earth.htm

   Plate Tectonics  (animations)
    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html
______________
Paleolimnology:
   The Paleolimnology Home Page (Indiana University)
    http://www.indiana.edu/~diatom/paleo.html
   
________________________
 Vertebrate Paleontology:

   University of Alberta

   i) Fossil Models & Replicas Available
    
http://pwrmark.biology.ualberta.ca/ModelsandCasts/UALVPcastlist.html
 
  ii) The Mesozoic Fishes Home Page 
     http://gause.biology.ualberta.ca/wilson.hp/mesofish.html

   Vertebrata (Berkeley)
    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/index/vertebrata.html

   Florida Museum of Natural History
    http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/vertpaleo.htm

   Dino Russ's Lair
    http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isgsroot/dinos/dinos_home.html

   The Mammoth Story (Royal B.C. Museum)
    Part 1
    http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/discover/ds24295/index_fs.html
    Part 2
    http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/discover/ds24395/index_fs.html

   Megafauna del Pleistoceno (Spanish)
    http://www.rau.edu.uy/uruguay/historia/pleistoceno.htm

   The Palaeozoic Microvertebrates Home Page
    http://gause.biology.ualberta.ca/wilson.hp/Paleozoic.html

   Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology University of Alberta
    http://gause.biology.ualberta.ca/wilson.hp/UALVP.html

   CAVEPS
    CONFERENCE ON AUSTRALASIAN VERTEBRATE EVOLUTION,PALAEONTOLOGY AND
SYSTEMATICS
     http://bioscience.babs.unsw.edu.au/CAVEPS/homepage.htm

  Dinosaurs:
   The Dinosaur Reference Center Home Page
    http://www.crl.com/~sarima/dinosaurs/

   Dinosaur Database (University of Bristol)
    http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/dinobase/menu.html

   ALL ABOUT DINOSAURS!  (Good for Teachers)
    http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/allabout/

   Dann's Dinosaur Reconstructions
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/4459/index.html#index

   Dinosauria On-line
    Another excellent site
    http://www.dinosauria.com/

   Pterosaur Home Page
    Excellent information
    http://home.stlnet.com/~azero/Pterosaur_Homepage.htm

   Feathered Dinosaurs
    http://192.204.3.4/cmnh/exhibits/feathered/index.html

   JOURNAL OF DINOSAUR PALEONTOLOGY
    http://www.dinosauria.com/jdp/jdp.htm

   JP's PALEONTOLOGY PAGE 
    Nice site with links to various links to public
    interest Paleontology Articles.
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8090/

   Ravin' Ray FAQs'
    Pterosaur: 
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/9020/pterosaur/index.htm
    Plesiosaur:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/9020/plesiosaur/index.htm
_________
 Software:

  Computational Paleontology 
   mathematical models, simulation, computer graphics and computers 
   in general in paleontology. 
   http://www.notam.uio.no/~oyvindha/compal.html

  Geological Software (University of Erlangen)
   nice selection of various types
   http://www.geol.uni-erlangen.de/html/software/soft.html (english)

  BugWare, Inc. (Paleontological Software)
   http://www.bugware.com/

  Zonation and Correlation Software
   http://www.xs4all.nl/~racintim/index.html

  Technical Alliance for Computational Stratigraphy (TACS)
   http://www4.egi.utah.edu/

  StrataData
   http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/parade/au08/

  Kovach Computing Services (KCS)
   http://www.kovcomp.co.uk/

  NOAA/ Paleoclimatology Program 
   Free Software
   http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/softlib.html
_____________
 Book Sellers:

  Advanced Book Exchange Inc.
   Out of Print Material
   http://abebooks.com/

  Auld Books
   http://www.auldbooks.com/

  NHBS Mailorder Bookstore
   Palaeontology
   http://www.nhbs.co.uk/booknet/su75.html
   http://www.nhbs.com/

  WHELDON & WESLEY, Limited (Antiquarian & Out of Print)
   NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS
   http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~wheldwes/

  Powell's Books
   http://www.technical.powells.portland.or.us/

  Balogh Scientific Books
   http://www.balogh.com/~balogh/

  Frank Mikesh
   Rare and Out-of-Print Natural History Books
   http://www.netvista.net/~natscibooks/index.htm

  E. W. CLASSEY LTD.
   SPECIALIST SCIENCE BOOKS
   http://www.demon.co.uk/ssb/

  Research Periodicals and Book Services Inc.
   http://www.rpbs.com/

  Books about Fossils
   http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7518/

  The Fossil Hunter  (on line book store)
   http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/fosbooks.htm

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 Palaeontological Associations and Rockhound Clubs:
   Note: This is a small selection.

 Associations

  International Federation of Palynological Societies
   http://geo.arizona.edu/palynology/ifps.html

  American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Inc. (AASP)
   http://www.geology.utoronto.ca/AASP/

  American Geological Institute (AGI)
   federation of 34 geoscience societies - list of home pages
   http://www.agiweb.org/agi/members/

  Paleobotany (Botanical Society of America)
   http://www.dartmouth.edu/~daghlian/paleo/

  The International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP)
   http://ibs.uel.ac.uk/palaeo/default.htm

  ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE PALEOBOTANICA Y PALINOLOGIA
   http://www.concytec.gob.pe/alpp/index.htm

  British Micropalaeontological Society
   http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/bms/

  Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum
   http://www.nrm.se/pl/cps.html.en

  Canadian Association of Palynologists (English and French)
   http://www.ualberta.ca/~abeaudoi/cap/cap.html

  The Dinosaur Society
   http://www.webscope.com/webscope/dino/homepage.html
   U.K. 
   http://www.webscope.com/webscope/dino/uk.html

  Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
   http://www.museum.state.il.us/svp/site_map.html

  The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
   http://www.spnhc.org/

  DUTCH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (English and Dutch)
   http://www.pen.nl/ngv/index.html

  Geological Society of Denmark  (some english)
   http://www.2dgf.dk/

  The Geological Society of Australia
   http://www.gsa.org.au/

 Rockhound Clubs

  Australian:
   Riversleigh Society Australian Palaeontology
    http://www.exposure.aust.com/~promote1/auspalaeo/index.html
    Excellent website.

   Dann's Dinosaur Reconstructions (Australian)
    http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/

   The Australian Fossickers Club 
    http://www.ruralnet.net.au/%7egman/tafcpics/tafcpics.html

  Britian:
   Shropshire Geological Society
    http://www.wiseword.demon.co.uk/geology/index.html

   Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/SMFS/

 Canada:
  Canadian Directory of Rock & Mineral Associations by Dirk Schmid 
   http://pangea.usask.ca/~dfs846/rmac/

  Dinosaur Natural History Association
   http://www.gov.ab.ca/env/parks/prov_parks/dinosaur/dnha.html

 Denmark:
  Rock & Mineral Associations of Denmark
   http://www.sarf.org/scand/de.html  (Danish and English)

 Findland:
  Association of Stone Clubs in Finland  (some english)
   http://www.tietokarelia.fi/yhdistykset/skkl/engmain.htm

  Rock & Mineral Associations of Finland (some english)
   http://www.sarf.org/scand/fi.html

 Italy:
  GRUPPO MINERALOGICO PALEONTOLOGICO PIACENTINO
   http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/4370/
   http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/4370/gmpp2.htm

  Gruppo mineralogico paleontologico naturalistico parmense
   http://www.fis.unipr.it/~bersani/gmpnp.html
   
 Netherlands:
  GEODE
   Association for collectors and processors of minerals and fossils
   http://www.xs4all.nl/~geode/

 Norway:
  Rock & Mineral Associations of Norway (some english)
   http://www.sarf.org/scand/no.html

 Scandinavia:
 Rock & Mineral Associations of Scandinavia
  lots of links to other clubs
  http://www.sarf.org/scand/index.html

 Sweden:
  Swedish Federation of Amateur Geologists. (Swedish and English)
   http://www.sarf.org/sarfeng.html

  Rock & Mineral Associations of Sweden  (Swedish and English)
   http://www.sarf.org/scand/sw.html

 United States:
  Society for Amateur Scientists
   Paleontology Groups
  
http://web2.thesphere.com/SAS/SciGrps/PaleontologyGrps/PaleontologyAmateur.html
  
  United States Club Lists by Albert Zabinski 
   Excellent site - listing by state (over 950 sites)
   http://www.apollotrust.com/~zabinski/

  National Speleological Society (NSS)
   Paleontology Section
   http://www.caves.org/section/paleo/Default.htm

  New Mexico Friends of Paleontology (NMFOP)
   http://www.nmmnh-abq.mus.nm.us/nmfp/nmfp.html

 Kentucky Paleontological Society 
   http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/