Ancient Specimens Unearthed At The Charlotte Campus Of Edison College

Mar 9, 2006

The public is invited to attend a dedication Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m. of the “Yarger Collection� of geological and paleontological fossil specimens on display in the Learning Resources Center of the Charlotte Campus of Edison College, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Richard Yarger, founding Provost of the Charlotte Campus, who collected, identified and arranged the specimens, has donated the collection to the College and will speak briefly about the exhibit and the discovery of some of the fossils during construction of the campus in 1995. Remains representing over twenty-five different varieties of organisms found on the site including horse, llama, mammoth, mastodon, turtle, alligator, giant beaver, shark, whale, peccary, porpoise, glyptodont, sloth, deer, capybara, wolf and tapir are in the collection.

The collection will subsequently be on permanent display and open for public viewing during regular hours of the Learning Resources Center, the campus library. An audio tour to accompany the exhibits is available. For additional information call 637-5620.