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Women in geology

A. C. Ellisor (1892-1964)

One of the first female stratigraphers, a student of F.L. Whitney.

Worked mainly in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods of the Gulf Coast.

Took charge of Humble Oil's first paleontology lab in the early 1920's.

Her study of foraminifera indicated Oligocene-aged coral reefs on the Damon Mound salt dome in Brazoria County.

NPL holds many of her type specimens.

Learn more about Ellisor from Teas in Bull. Am. Pet. Geol. #49 (4): p.467-471



A.C. Ellisor
Alva Christine Ellisor

Images from Ferguson, 1981, courtesy of BEG and AAPG


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