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Charles H. Sternberg
Forwarded from Mike Everhart at OOK, fun stuff:
For those of you interested in a bit of history regarding American
paleontology, I've added a page to the Oceans of Kansas website about the
work of Charles H. Sternberg in the Smoky Hill Chalk. It includes links to
on-line versions (ePapers) of most of his brief but interesting
publications, and excerpts from his two books: "Life of a Fossil Hunter" and
"Hunting Dinosaurs in the Badlands of the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada."
While Charlie was certainly not the model of a well-educated 19th Century
gentleman paleontologist (Cope and Marsh come to mind here), he added a
different dimension to the relatively new science of paleontology and left a
legacy of spectacular fossil discoveries that are still found in museums
around the world.
Comments / corrections appreciated.
Adjunct Curator of Paleontology
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS