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Driese, S.G., Nordt, L.C., Waters, M.R., and Keene, J.L., 2013, Analysis of site formation history and potential disturbance of stratigraphic context at the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site in central Texas, USA: Geoarchaeology, v. 28, p. 221-248.
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What killed the dinosaurs? Baylor geology researcher part of new study
We’ve all heard that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. A new study says that’s almost right — but not the complete story. The research, conducted by an international team that included Baylor geology professor Daniel Peppe, says that the asteroid strike was part of a “perfect storm” of events that proved to be the dinos’ […]

Turning over an old leaf: Baylor geologist finds climate clues in fossilized plants
Research by Dr. Daniel Peppe, an assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has revealed a new set of tools for reconstructing ancient ecosystems using fossilized fern leaves. The study, published this month in the American Journal of Botany, suggests that fern fossils can reveal environmental data from earlier periods compared to existing methods, which rely on plant groups with a shorter fossil record.