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Preliminary Depositional Model for an Upper Cretaceous Edmontosaurus Bonebed

October 1, 2006

CHADWICK, Arthur, Southwestern Adventist Univ., Keene, TX; SPENCER, Lee, Southern Adventist Univ., Collegedale, TN; TURNER, Larry, Southwestern Adventist Univ., Keene, TX . GPS surveying and GIS mapping have enabled us to obtain accurate three dimensional data on the position and distribution of Edmontosaurus bones from an extensive monotypic bone bed in the Upper Cretaceous Lance […]

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Development of an On-line Database with GIS Connections for Vertebrate and Other Fossils

October 1, 2005

WOODS, Justin A., Information Services, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 Magnolia, Keene, TX 76059, justin@woodsmedia.com and CHADWICK, Arthur V., Geology, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 Magnolia, Keene, TX 76059. We began excavation of a promising vertebrate site in the Upper Cretaceous Lance Formation in Wyoming during 1996. At that time our vertebrate fossil holdings were catalogued by […]

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Taphonomic Windows into an Upper Cretaceous Edmontosaurus Bonebed

CHADWICK, Arthur V.1, SPENCER, Lee A.2, and TURNER, L. E.1, (1) Geology, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 Magnolia, Keene, TX 76059, chadwick@swau.edu, (2) Department of Biology, Southern Adventist University, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315. Studies on an extensive Upper Cretaceous monotypic Edmontosaurus bone bed in the Lance Formation in eastern Wyoming conducted using GPS and […]

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Report on the Utilization of the Z-Max GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, 2004: A Quicker and More Accurate Way for Mapping and Dr

November 1, 2004

Randall W. Younker, Andrews University, Art Chadwick, Southwestern Adventist University, and Lawrence Turner, Southwestern Adventist University. This paper will present the results of a new mapping and drafting technology utilizing the Z Max GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, Jordan. This new GPS system is superior to earlier systems in that, among other things, it […]

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Five Years Experience Using GIS For Data Collection and Analysis in an Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Quarry in the Lance Formation

CHADWICK, A. V., Dept of Geology, TURNER, L. E., Dept. of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059, and SPENCER, Lee, EHRC, 30 Panorama Rd., Running Springs, CA 92382. We have pioneered techniques for data analysis using GPS-based GIS analysis in an active dinosaur quarry site in the Upper Cretaceous Lance Formation […]

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Using Rocket Science to Study Rock Science

TURNER, Lawrence E, Math/Physical Science Department, turner@swau.edu, CHADWICK, Arthur V, Geology Department, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059, and SPENCER, Lee, EHRC, 30 Panorama Rd., Running Springs, CA 92382. The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become a standard method of locating one’s position on the earth. The modern paleontologist who hopes not to become extinct […]

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Recreating an Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Assemblage with GIS Software

October 1, 2003

CHADWICK, A. V., Dept of Geology, TURNER, L. E., Dept. of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059; SPENCER, L., EHRC, 4754 Carberry Ck. Rd., Jacksonville, OR 97530. Using ArcGIS 8.2, and data from digital photographs and high-resolution GPS coordinates of the bones we have recreated precise virtual maps of the distribution […]

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Digital Modeling of a Taphonomic Quarry Using GIS Software

October 1, 2002

CHADWICK, A. V., Dept of Geology, TURNER, L. E., Dept. of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059; and SPENCER, L., EHRC, 4736 Carberry Ck. Rd., Jacksonville, OR 97530. We have applied GIS technology to a vertebrate taphonomic quarry site in eastern Wyoming in an effort to achieve an optimal level of […]

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A Remarkable Vertebrate Assemblage From the Lance Formation, Niobarra County, Wyoming

November 1, 2001

SPENCER, Lee, Earth History Research Center, 4736 Carberry Ck. Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, lspencer@bco.com, TURNER, Lawrence E., Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Southwestern Adventist Univ, 100 Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059, and CHADWICK, Arthur V., Geology, Southwestern Adventist Univ, 100 Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059. During the process of an on-going taphonomic study of the Lance vertebrates, a […]

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High-Resolution GPS Mapping in a Vertebrate Taphonomic Quarry

November 1, 2000

TURNER, L. E., Dept. of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, turner@swau.edu; CHADWICK, A. V., Dept of Biology, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059, and SPENCER, L., EHRC, 4736 Carberry Ck. Rd., Jacksonville, OR 97530. Taphonomic and related sedimentary studies depend upon precise information about field relationships for reconstruction of events in the history of burial and […]

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