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Noted Vertebrate Paleontologist to speak

Dr. Andrew Heckert, a professor at Appalachian State and formerly of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, will be on campus Tuesday, April 18th. Heckert’s two presentations will be made in Bretske 114. The first, scheduled from 9:25-10:50 a.m., is titled “Vertebrate Paleontological techniques in the 21st Century,” and the second, scheduled from 12:10-1 p.m., will be “Triassic Microvertebrates from New Mexico and North Carolina.”

Heckert completed his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Spencer Lucas. Over the last 12 years, he has worked extensively on the vertebrate paleontology and stratigraphy of the American Southwest, collecting fossils ranging in age from Devonian to Pleistocene, and focusing primarily on the Upper Triassic strata of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at ASU, Heckert is the director of the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum.

April 13, 2006

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