Faculty and students search for fossils on Georgia’s coast

 

Searching for late Pleistocene-aged fossils by digging holes adjacent to a water canal in Brunswick, Georgia, may not appeal to some students, but it did for UNG faculty members David and Jessica Patterson, alumna Kayla Allen and nine undergraduate students.

“It was an eye-opening experience,” Allen said about the summer trip funded through a UNG Presidential Incentive Award.

Providing the geological information was Dr. Christopher Seminack and two students with ground-penetrating radar. Seminack, assistant professor of geology at UNG, used the device to look for erosion from past storms and eroded layers of the beach on Sapelo Island.