Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Oyster Beds of Pontotoc County

By: Tom Freeland,, Blogger

Photo courtesy of Tom Freeland
Photo courtesy of Tom Freeland
Today, I took a kid (as a treat for two weeks great weeks at school) to fossil beds in Pontotoc County that were deposited when this part of the world was part of a Cretaceous period shallow inland sea. Didn’t find much variety this time– all but two finds were oysters, although we found one perfect complete bivalve, and a rock that looked like pictures of barnacles I’d seen, and another rock that was obviously something from life that I couldn’t identify. But it was a lot of fun, and the boy got to see great examples of road cut geology, and was very delighted to be able to reach down on the ground and pick up something ancient and identifiable.
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