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quarrying a Eurhinodelphis at the Calvert Cliffs

quarrying a Eurhinodelphis at the Calvert Cliffs

quarrying a fossil skull at the Calvert Cliffs


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Film Crew at the Calvert Cliffs

The Author with a Film Crew at the Calvert Cliffs

About the Author


I am not a professional in Geology or Paleontology. I have a B.S. Degree in Physics and a Masters in Education. I teach Physics courses at a local High School. Therefore, I am just a very interested amateur who wants to invoke curiosity into the wonderful world of paleontology.

Although I am an amateur, I have extensive experience and consider my self an "expert" in the field of avocational paleontology:

  • Am presiding as the Avocational Liason to the Paleontological Society council for 2018 and 2019.

  • Been featured in magazines including "Organic Style", "Mid-Atlantic States", "Wonderful West Virginia" and "PropTalk".

  • Been on radio talk shows, including "North Jersey Talking" and "970 WLFA - Tampa Bay's News Radio".

  • Been quoted in or had my fossils and/or photos featured in over a dozen publications (books and media) including various School Science books and general paleontology books from large publishers including Harcourt Publishing to smaller publishers such as "Tracking Trilobites, Adventures in Paleontology" from Paul Gritis Books and "Spinosaurus (Exploring Dinosaurs)" from Library Binding.

  • Presented at the 2016 SE Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference and the 2017 NE GSA Conference.

  • Have Contributed articles to fossil clubs and museums, including the Fossil club of the Calvert Marine Museum, Maryland Geological Society, the Aurora Fossil Museum, and the Fossil Project.

  • Helped scientifically valuable specimens find their way into museums and also helped quarry specimens with the CMM. The highlight is a partial squalodon skull I discovered which is now at the Calvert Marine Museum.

  • Presenting at a 2017 GSA conference

    The author presenting at a 2017 GSA conference

    The Fossil Project - Amateur Spotlight has a nice write-up on the Author.

    J. Kowinsky

    Fossil Kids Dig

    Providing a "Fossil Dig" for kids at a Community event


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