2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015)

Paper No. 239-4
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM


JIMENEZ, Marie, Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, BOODHOO, Thea, Biology, Merritt College, Oakland, CA 94619, STIRLING, Trinity, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico, CA 95929, SMITH, Elliott, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84098 and CHURE, Daniel J., Dinosaur National Monument, National Park Service, Box 128, Jensen, UT 84035, marieyjimenez@gmail.com

Dinosaur National Monument’s Carnegie Quarry is a world-renowned locality known for the study of vertebrate paleontology, taphonomy and paleoecology. This year in honor of the monument’s centennial, it is taking steps to digitize and implement an interactive website focusing on the Carnegie Quarry. The Digital Quarry Project is a collaborative effort between the National Park Service staff, the Geological Society of America’s GeoCorps and Mosaics programs, and Brigham Young University faculty and students. Its objective is to make the science and history of the quarry easily available to the public, as well as aid researchers in their quest for new interpretations and ideas.

The Digital Quarry Project will provide researchers with a comprehensive, interactive quarry map that includes anatomical, taxonomic, and catalog data as well as photographs and historical documents relating to the specimens and excavations. In the future, this ambitious project will include both the quarry wall in its present form, the historical excavation maps, and photogrammetric data to illuminate the heterogeneous nature of the sedimentology of the quarry for those with research interests in deposition and taphonomy. The Digital Quarry Project will be the most comprehensive and accessible record of Carnegie Quarry. The presentation will include a demonstrative tour of the Digital Quarry.