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Faculty: Ralph Stearley

Ralph Stearley

Research interests

  • paleontology
  • biogeography
  • history of geology, anthropology, and evolutionary thought
  • past and present research includes
    - studies of rock-boring marine invertebrates in the intertidal zone of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico;
    - studies of Neogene fossil fishes from western North America.
    - anatomy and systematics of salmonid fishes;
    -analysis of fish remains from archaeological sites in New Mexico and west Michigan;
    - and assisting in developing a computerized database of Pleistocene mammalian fossil sites for North America
  • directed the excavation of the Ada Bible Church Mastodon in Cascade, Michigan