Let’s Talk About Parks: Fossils in Our Parks

NOV 18, 2014 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Let’s Talk About Parks” series is designed to encourage exploration and discovery of Pittsburgh’s urban parks.

Did you know that you don’t have to be a paleontologist or go to a museum to see real fossils?

Because much of Pittsburgh’s geology is made up of sedimentary rocks — shale, sandstone, limestone and coal that formed when sediment and dead and decaying materials were deposited in layers and compacted — it’s a great place to go fossil hunting. And with less foliage, fall is the perfect season for a fossil walk. Read full article