Plateau: Life in Stone

Plateau: Life in Stone


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Author: Christa Sadler 

Publication Date: 1993 

Volume 64, Number 3 

“The Colorado Plateau preserves an extraordinary record of the history of life. Paleontological research began on the plateau in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the purview of a few flamboyant personalities. While techniques have improved and tempers have cooled, research continues to this day. The layers of sedimentary rock exposed on the plateau represent myriad environments and hundreds of millions of years of earth history and evolution. Contained within these rocks are the remains of the organisms that lived in these environments. A story of swamps and oceans, great slow-moving rivers, windblown sand dunes, tidal flats, and tropical seas comes to life it we simply unlock the secrets preserved in these pages.” - Christa Sadler, author 

Plateau magazine is dedicated to inspiring and educating readers by showcasing the scientific, artistic and cultural wonders of the Colorado Plateau region.

 A publication of the Museum of Northern Arizona

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