About the website
During the years he was resident in Regina the author was from time to time asked to give talks or lectures in Palaeontology. On a practical level he began guiding groups of teachers, High School students and University students around the T. C. Douglas Building to give them hands-on experience at recognising and identifying fossils. This led eventually to photographs and notes on the fossils being assembled into a booklet which was handed out for those excursions and was also made available to teachers and lecturers in Regina who wished to lead groups on their own. The author sees this website as a means of enhancing the information contained in the booklet and giving it wider distribution so that anyone interested can look at Tyndall Stone anywhere and identify at least a few of the fossils it contains. He thanks everyone who helped along the way, especially Frances Haidl and Neil Worsely.
About the author
Douglas (Doug) Paterson has a B. Sc. (Hons) in Geology and a Ph. D. in Palaeontology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was hired in 1965 by the Government of Saskatchewan as a Research Geologist in the Subsurface Geological Laboratory, Regina, and was Director of the Laboratory from 1987 through 1998. He encouraged school tours of the Laboratory, gave special attention to teachers and also taught occasional classes in geology and palaeontology for the University of Regina, all of which led indirectly to this website.
The author would like to improve the website by adding photographs showing Tyndall Stone fossils from buildings anywhere in Canada. If you think you have suitable material contact him at email@example.com. He will consider all contributions and will add those of acceptable quality, with acknowledgements, but he reserves the right to modify any material as he sees fit. Contributions should have a location and if possible photos of fossils should have a scale included to indicate size. A proper ruler is best but a common object like a coin or soft drink container will suffice.
Each of the larger fossil images is presented at a width of 1024 pixels or a height of 768 pixels, depending on its aspect ratio, and at a resolution of 120 dots per inch. Larger and/or higher resolution images may be provided by the author if requested for special purposes. The author retains copyright of all materials but allows reasonable copying for educational purposes.
Colin Paterson, owner and webmaster of mediacooks.com, has the author’s sincere thanks for providing advice, assistance and webspace.