Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 118
This course surveys the long history of life, as recorded by the fossil record. Students are introduced to the morphology and paleoecology of the major fossil groups (invertebrates and vertebrates) through discussions, labs, and readings. Students also learn the methods used to study the paleobiology and evolution of extinct organisms. This course includes three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab per week. See pictures of local field trips below.