AnnouncementsMar. 4, 2023
After the Find – How to Process Fossils into Your Collection
with Dr. Bob Sinibaldi
7PM IN-PERSON CLUB MEETING at the USF Behavioral Science Room #103
Whether you make a “big” find
or just pick up
fossil, there’s a
starts with finding the specimen, all the way
to putting it on
your shelf for
display. Or, if
donating it to a
museum collection. Many of have perfected the art of finding fossils.
There’s also a bunch of us, myself included, who have neglected to
properly clean, repair, preserve and log every find we bring
home. Dr. Bob will discuss proper discipline with the processing of
the fossils. His discussion will explain everything from getting
your specimen out of the ground to the shelf in a safe and ethical
Everybody knows Dr. Bob, at least those of you that have been to a meeting or two. A longtime member of TBFC, past president, and current Board member, Dr. Bob is certainly active in the paleo community and a big part of what makes TBFC tick. Did I mention he is also an author with four paleo books to his credit? I’ll throw a plug in here for the Paleo-Store where you can purchase any, or all, of Dr. Bob’s books: Ice Age Florida in Story and Art, What Your Fossils Can Tell You: Vertebrate Morphology, Pathology, and Cultural Modification, Fossil Diving: In Florida’s Waters or Any Other Waters Containing Prehistoric Treasures, and The Handbook of Paleontological Terms.
Tampa Bay Fossil Chronicles
Hopefully you’ve noticed that TBFC has stepped up its game with the newsletter each month. In addition to all of our regular contributors, we’ve added two new recurring articles this season. “In Touch with Inverts” by Rob Carlson was added in September. Recently added, “Paleo Analysis” by Steve Vicari. Each month Steve will be discussing interesting prehistoric fauna and how they relate to extant species.
Please check out all of the articles in each issue. Only TBFC members receive the Chronicles, we don’t post it online or on Facebook.
Be sure to renew your Fossil Permits!