Summerville Fossils – Why So Many?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients is “Why are there so many fossils in Summerville, South Carolina and how did they get here?” Well, in order to answer that complicated question, I decided to prepare this article. Today, the Coastal Plain of South Carolina is covered in forests with aContinue reading “Summerville Fossils – Why So Many?”

The Basilosaurid Recovery

The Basilosaurids were a group of cetaceans that lived during the Eocene epoch from roughly 40 to 33.9 million years ago. Today, the remains of these amazing creatures can be found in Eocene exposures around the world including in the cement quarries in Harleyville, South Carolina. Once a tourist attraction for fossil hunters from aroundContinue reading “The Basilosaurid Recovery”

Eocene Dugong

Walking along the bottom of the 80 ft deep limestone quarry at Giant Cement, Josh spotted a line of bone protruding from the floor of the mine. He bent over to investigate the bone, calling myself and Rich Familia – 25 year Vice President of Operations over to assist. We stood by and watched asContinue reading “Eocene Dugong”