Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We are more than halfway through our campaign, and more than a quarter of the way to our fundraising goal. With less than two weeks to go, your support is vital to help us meet our goals of preserving and protecting this part of our natural heritage.
The records that accompany our fossils are equally as important as the bones themselves. Without this data and the geological context they provide, interpretation of the fossils is very difficult. The WPA fossil excavations are very well documented, and the archives here at the lab have been well preserved. UT students have already begun the process of digitizing these files (field photos, maps, inventories, etc), and once complete, the archives will be made freely available online. Paleontologists, historians, and the general public will be able to conduct preliminary research before leaving their homes. In this way, we will add another dimension of access and information to the specimens prepared through the support of the Discovering Texas Fossils project.