Photographs (left to right): Sweet Williams, Rush, New York; Clark's Fork, Idaho; Ant, Mendon Ponds Park, Mendon, New York

Welcome to the Cabin in the Woods

Richard David Hamell is a geologist-paleontologist with over 35 years of teaching experience in geology at Monroe Community College. He was awarded an AAS degree from Monroe Community College in 1971, a BS degree in geology from Brockport State College in 1973 and a MS degree from the University of Rochester in1982. Professor Hamell has published articles through the Rochester Academy of Science, the Geological Society of America, the Society of Economic Mineralogists and Paleontologists, the New York State Geological Association, the Mid America Paleontological Society, and the New York State Canal Society. He also was a contributing technical editor for the A Pictorial Guide to Fossils by Gerard Case, Van Nostrand Rheinhold Publishers in 1981. His most recent publication, now in its 6th edition is: Myth, Monsters, and Mysteries. It is a scientific approach to de-mystify some of the most popular beliefs such as the existence of Bigfoot, UFOs and the Bermuda Triangle.


Fossil collecting in Wyoming 1988

Titanothere skull ~30 mya