Fossils Resources




  • Edelstein, Karen, 1999, Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Understanding Fossils in the Northeastern United States, Cornell University: Ithaca, New York.
  • Fenton, C.L. and M.A. Fenton, 1989, The Fossil Book: A record of prehistoric life, Doubleday: New York, New York.
  • Fortey, R., 1997, Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, Alfred A. Knopf: New York, New York.
  • Harper, John A., Donald M. Hoskins, and Jon D. Inners, 1983, Fossil Collecting in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Geological Survey: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Lichter, G., 1993, Fossil Collector's Handbook: Finding, Identifying, Preparing, Displaying, Sterling Publishing Co.: New York, NY.
  • Linseley, D.M., 1994, Devonian Paleontology of New York, The Paleontological Research Institution: Ithaca, New York.
  • Murray, M., 1967, Hunting for Fossils: A Guide to Finding and Collecting Fossils in All Fifty States, The Macmillan Company: Toronto, Canada.
  • Parker, S., 1990, The Practical Paleontologist. A Step-by-step guide to finding, studying, and interpreting fossils, Simon and Schuster: New York, New York.
  • Ransom, J. E., 1964, Fossils in America: Their nature, origin, identification and classification and a range guide to collecting sites, Harper and Row, Publishers: New York, New York.
  • Roberts, S., Fossil Facts [fossils from the Calvert Cliffs, MD], Calvert Mrine Museum: Solomons, Maryland.
  • Weishampel, D.B., and Luther Young, 1996, Dinosaurs of the East Coast, Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, Maryland.


Other Resources Used in Compiling this Chapter

  • Benton, M., 1990, Vertebrate Paleontology: Biology and Evolution, Unwin Hyman: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Clarkson, E.N.K., 1998, Invertebrate Paleontology and Evolution, 4th ed., Blackwell Science: Malden, Massachusetts.
  • Kúrten, B., and Elaine A., 1980, Pleistocene Mammals of North America, Columbia University Press: New York, New York.
  • Stewart, W.N., and Rothwell, G.W., 1993, Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press: New York, New York.

Special thanks to Rob Ross for providing the content for this chapter, and to Paul Krohn for the fossil illustrations.