From 1989 to 2007, Rolf Ludvigsen put out the a newsletter that was “An international newsletter for and by trilobite paleontologists published annually by Denman Institute for Research on Trilobites [DIRT].” Since 2007, when Rolf gave the newsletter a “decent burial” there has not been a newsletter tailored towards trilobite workers.

Just like a paleontologist, I just can’t leave something buried. So I wish to resurrect the newsletter to facilitate communication between trilobite paleontologists, students, enthusiasts, and amateurs. Perhaps I just miss the newsletter, or I need something to do, but given the decline in paleontology during the last 3 decades, I think informal communication is sorely needed.

This newsletter, like the previous, is not even close to being formal (very light gray literature, perhaps even pink). Submissions about trilobites and/or trilobite workers are welcome from anyplace. Submissions should be relatively short, color pictures are fine. English is the required language, although the text can be presented other languages after the English text. Taxonomic comments can be presented, but no taxonomic notes that should be published formally.

This will not be a forum to promote the sale of fossils nor negative comments towards specific people and their work. I reserve the right to accept or reject any submission (sorry no peer reviews). However, I do have a very open approach.

If you would like to contribute, send me the files at the e-mail address listed below.

Sincerely trilobitic,

Fred Sundberg
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