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A Fossil Database for Scientists Has Connection to Greenwich

Dr. Daniel Ksepka is a leader in developing Fossil Calibration Database

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Greenwich, CT | Added on March 06, 2015 At 02:06 PM

There is a new way for scientists to share information. The Fossil Calibration Database stores fossil information that in turn helps scientists date the tree of life. 

"They combine DNA with age data format he fossil records in order to estimate how long ago different events happened," said Dr. Daniel Ksepka. 

Dr. Daniel Kspeka is the Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, and a leader on this project. 

"It's a collaborative effort of about 20 scientists from five different countries," said Ksepka. 

This database is free and open to the public.  

"Anyone can access it with no fee. You can download the entire contents All the data is released under creative common zero waiver, so people are free to reuse them in anyway they would like," said Kspeka. 

There are currently over 120 fossil calibrations in the database, and it will continue to grow with the combined effort of scientists. You can access this database at www.fossilcalibrations.org.


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