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Virtual Field Study


Parkers Creek

    parker strat
Parkers Creek is located in the center of Calvert County, and the creek and the surrounding watershed are managed by the American Chestnut Land Trust, a small non-profit organization concerned with the preservation of farmland, woodlands, and wetlands in a county undergoing rapid development.  The sediments exposed in the sixty to seventy foot thick cliffs adjacent to Parker Creek represent the Calvert, Choptank, and St. Mary's Formations, each of which is further subdivided into members and zones. Six fossil assemblage zones are exposed at Parkers Creek, the most interesting being Shattuck Zone 17, where numerous mammal bones have been found (Click to enlarge).

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