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This study examines the Independence School section of the K-Pg Boundary, which is located in a creek cutbank exposure in Carlisle County, in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky. This section has not otherwise been examined since 1980 and has not previously been palynologically studied in detail. Specifically, we are examining the Owl Creek and upper McNairy Formations, deposited as Maastrictian-age sediments and the Clayton Formation, deposited as Danian- age sediments, in a mosaic of onshore, nearshore, and coastal environments (Tschudy, 1970; Olive, 1980). The site was relocated by G. Stinchcomb and students from Murray State University in 2020 and the subject of a presentation on geochemistry and iridium levels at the Geological Society of America in 2021 (Asselta et al., 2021).
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McCarty, Maeve; Asselta, Jarred; Stinchcomb, Gary; Lukens, William; Romero, Ingrid; Pound, Matthew; and O’Keefe, Jen, "First examination of palynolgy across the K-Pg Boundary in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky" (2023). 2023 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Poster Presentations. 36.
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