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During the winter of 1964-65 an area in Southeast Texas was prospected for paleontological localities worthy of salvage efforts before they are inundated by waters to be impounded by the Livingston Dam, which is to be constructed just west of Goodrich. The work was sponsored by the National Park Service (Southwest Region). The Quaternary deposits of the Trinity River and its tributaries were mapped in detail and the bedrock geology was mapped in reconnaissance. Two Pleistocene terraces are recognized, both of which contain vertebrate fossils. In addition, the highest terrace contains freshwater and terrestrial mollusks, and the lower terrace has produced excellently preserved logs. Fossil leaves and marine invertebrate and vertebrate fossils were recovered from Jackson rocks of Eocene age.

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