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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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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.

Discovery by Baylor University Researchers Sheds New Light on the Habitat of Early Apes
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.