Welcome to the Anza-Borrego Desert Paleontology Society website
Annual Open House - October 24 and 25 PLEISTOCENE WORLD
Thanks to all who came to our Open House! We hope you enjoyed seeing our Arctodus simus specimens, maps of the old Borrego Sink Lake and Lake Cahuilla, the Sand Mammoth, and all the other specimens collected from the Pleistocene sediments of ABDSP. Visit us next year!
2015-16 Certification Class begins November 6th If you are interested in fossils, plan to join the 2015-2016 Certification Class. Learn more
Public Lectures, 1pm ABDSP Visitors Center Mar 11: Dr. Mark Springer - Dead DNA from the Crypt:
Dead Genes tell tales of Vertebrate Evolutionary History"
followed by Dr. Kathleen Springer - "Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - what the rocks tell us about ecosystem response to past climate change"
and at 7pm
Mar 11: Dr. Kathleen Springer - "A Tale of Two Lakes - the Geology and Paleontology of the Eastern Pinto Basin, Joshua Tree National Park"
WAVP Annual Meeting, February 13-14
Visit the WAVP 2016 page to learn about the upcoming meeting. Our venue will be the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Check the web page for more information about accommodations, presenting papers/posters and registration.
Many of the species live today in the Gulf of California and a surprising number survive only in the Caribbean Sea.
More Invertebrates =>
Discoveries from the fossil beds of the Anza-Borrego Desert have contributed to our understanding of the evolutionary history of many vertebrate lineages.