The Paleontology Portal

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Virtual Exhibits - The Quaternary (all listings)

Ancient Denvers: Ancient Denvers is a virtual exhibit that highlights 13 reconstructions of ancient Colorado landscapes.
URL: http://www.dmns.org/main/minisites/ancientDenvers/index.html

Ice Age Online: Ice Age Online, originally developed to accompany a temporary exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, offers a wealth of information on the Pleistocene ice age, including profiles of ice-age vertebrates, and a discussion of how we know that the ice age occurred.
URL: http://www.dmns.org/main/minisites/iceage/index.html

Pipe Creek Sinkhole: Information about a locality in Grant County, Indiana—an ancient sinkhole containing Pliocene and Pleistocene fossils.
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/in4/earthpages/pipe_creek.html

The Gray Fossil Site: Located in the Valley-and-Ridge province in East Tennessee, near the community of Gray, this site includes vertebrate bones, aquatic invertebrates, leaf imprints, organic debris, botanicals, compressed wood, charcoal, and more. This web exhibit offers images and detailed explanations of the site's features.
URL: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/geology/gray.shtml

Virtual Museum of Fossils: Geosciences, at Georgia's Valdosta State University, presents an interactive virtual museum of invertebrate and vertebrate fossil specimens. Explore the collection by animal, or by time period from Precambrian to Quaternary. Maps are detailed and include ecosystem distribution. Fossil photographs, many showing multiple views, list information about where the fossil was found, and how it is categorized taxonomically. Some pages feature a drawing of the animal's skeleton showing the fossil bone in red.
URL: http://fossils.valdosta.edu/index.html

The Third Planet - a walk through geologic time: This virtual exhibit offers a tour of the Milwaukee Public Museum's geology exhibits, depicting the continuing evolution of the Earth from the Precambrian to present.
URL: http://www.mpm.edu/plan-visit/exhibitions/permanent-exhibits/third-planet/third-planet

Fossil Horses in Cyberspace: Take a tour of the Fossil Horse Cybermuseum to learn about palentology and evolution by exploring the rich fossil record of horses. Created by the Florida Museum of Natural History.
URL: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/fhc/firstCM.htm

Charlotte, the Vermont Whale: This virtual exhibit details the story of a beluga whale skeleton found more than 150 miles from the nearest ocean.
URL: http://www.uvm.edu/whale/whalehome.html

The Midwestern U.S. at 16,000 Years Ago: A virtual exhibit detailing plant and animal life in the midwestern United States at the end of the last Ice Age
URL: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/larson/

Mastodon in Oakland! the Rustler Ranch Project: This site features the story of a mastodon excavated and prepared by The Oakland Museum of California science preparation staff. Contains information on mastodons as well as fossil excavation and preparation techniques.
URL: http://www.museumca.org/collection/rustler-ranch-mastodon

Gray Fossil Museum: ETSU's prolific Miocene-aged fossil site at neighboring Gray, Tennessee, is attracting scholars, volunteers, and visitors from across the country seeking to learn about the rich paleoecology of Southern Appalachia. This is the website for the associated Museum.
URL: http://www.grayfossilmuseum.com/

Localities of the Pleistocene: The La Brea Tar Pits: This site offers a discussion and images of fossils from the La Brea Tar Pits.
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/labrea.html