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Justin Hall

"Justin is an undergraduate double majoring in geology and anthropology, with various interests in geology and a keen interest in paleontology. He wants to go to graduate school and become a vertebrate paleontologist, studying the late Cretaceous. Working in the TMM collections of invertebrate Late Cretaceous specimens has given him invaluable hands on knowledge of relative dating techniques. One of the best ways to date a site is using ammonites because they evolve rapidly and are easy to identify. Although this technique of dating is no longer the only one available, it has given him an appreciation of the ways that paleontologists did things in the past. He has also gained valuable experience in museum curation techniques, as well as an understanding of the geologic history of the area where he now lives."

Justin was sponsored by the Geology Foundation of the Department of Geological Sciences at UT Austin, through the Thomas and Ray Burke Student Job Program.

Comment: Justin graduated with his geology degree


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Justin Hall

Inspecting the starfish slab
Investigating a slab covered with starfish


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