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In march 2007, richard hilton, renowned paleontologist, presented a lecture on the dinosaurs of the sierra nevada to the sierra college class named interdisciplinary 6 the sierra nevada. Prominent paleontologist dick hilton examined the fascinating history of dinosaurs in california, and specifically in the sierra nevada, in an illustrated lecture that drew upon his decades of scholarly. Dick hilton is a professor in the geology department at sierra college. Hilton is a respected paleontologist who has extensive knowledge of geology. No study guides for tests, so expect to study every ounce of material you have. Geology professor and famed paleontologist, dick hilton will offer an ask me anything to dinosaur lovers and amateur rock hounds. A pint-sized paleontology dig will allow children to unearth fossil replicas of some of the museums most notable specimens. Dick hilton, geologist and paleontologist, sierra college our guest speaker, dick hilton came to sierra college, as professor of biology and paleontology, in 1981. He is a renowned paleontologist, drawing on his decades of scholarly research, who has examined the fascinating history of dinosaurs in california, and specifically in the sierra nevada. Our guest curator is professor dick hilton (sierra colleges earth science instructor and paleontologist) his program on calderas will blow you away! Event info 10am-12pm, saturday april 7, 2018. Contact rachael greve, natural history museum director (916) 660-7923 or rgreve. Dick hilton and i excavating a pair of fur seal (thalassoleon) dentaries from the base of the cliff. The weekend before the annual meeting of the society of vertebrate paleontology in las vegas, my wife and i joined dick hilton from sierra college for what we assumed would be a routine visit to the purisima formation at point reyes. dick hilton, a paleontologist with sierra college, said the fossil -- dubbed plotosaurus bennisoni -- is still the best-preserved mosasaur ever found in california. Hilton, a paleontologist and chairman of the sierra college museum, said the granite bay fossils were from remains that settled in ocean sediment near the edge of the ancient sierra during the cretaceous period -- which followed the jurassic period. The rock in the tahoe region is mostly granite because of something dick hilton, earth science instructor at sierra college in rocklin, calls un-roofing of the batholith. Millions of years ago, the younger, less-dense rock eroded away as the sierra nevada rose.