See Below for Selected Research Papers and Newspaper Articles
Ever wanted to explore the natural world through research ? We write papers, some based on our collections, and have published in local and international journals. Papers include topics on paleontology, including dinosaurs, and archeology.
Below: Book-Cover: A. Stenger.-- A reference on a ceramic-producing culture that lived in Vancouver, Washington hundreds of years ago. (ISBN 978-0-9824394-0-1)
Stenger, A.--Pre-Clovis in the Americas (pdf)Download
Stenger, A & Ellingson.-- Preliminary Survey of Pleistocene Avifauna in Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Unexpected Findings and Expanded Ranges (pdf)Download
Taylor, D._2016_Snowshoe Formation Geology & paleontology, Ochoco Mountains, Oregon. (pdf)Download
Taylor & Lucas_2018_Oregon's First Dinosaur (pdf)Download
There have been a series of newspaper articles on our activities, some included below. We recently published on a duckbill dinosaur sacrum that we excavated on the Oregon Coast in 1994 (see "Research" page). It was discovered in the 1960's by scientists with the U. S. Geological Survey. A crew of Berkeley paleontologists visited the site in 1969 and made field notes on the dinosaur fossil. National Geographic Magazine published an article in January 1993 recording the location of the dinosaur find. By 1994 we had pretty much ascertained that the specimen belonged to a duckbill, by the number of fused vertebrae together with sacral ribs. Duckbills have 8 or more sacral vertebra, which the Oregon specimen preserves. Its excavation was also featured in a 1995 story with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Books citing the dinosaur fossil include Weishampel (1990, 1992) and Weishampel et al. (2004). Also, Orr & Orr (2009 & 2012) in their editions of "Oregon Fossils" discussed the Cape Sebastian specimen and noted that it is from a probable hadrosaur.
Orr, E. L. and Orr, W. N. (2009): Oregon Fossils. Second Edition. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon. 300 p.
Orr, E. L. and Orr, W. N. (2012): Oregon Fossils. Third Edition (what is date of first edition) ?
Weishampel, D. B., (1990), Dinosaur Distribution. In: Weishampel, D. B., Dodson, P., and Osmólska, eds. H. 1990. The Dinosauria, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, USA, p. 63-139
Weishampel, D. B., (1992), Dinosaur Distribution. In: Weishampel, D. B., Dodson, P., and Osmólska, eds. H. 1990. The Dinosauria, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, USA, p. 63-139
Weishampel, D. B., Barrett, P. M., Coria, R. A., Loeuff, J. L., Xing, X., Xijin, Z., Sahni, A., Gomani, E. M. P., and Noto, C. R., (2004), In: Weishampel, D. B., Dodson, P., and Osmólska, eds. H. 1990. The Dinosauria, 2nd edition, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, USA, p. 948-1202.