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This is the archive of M.A.P.S. Digest (ISSN: 2639-2747 (Print) ISSN: 2639-2755 (Online), ISSN-L 2639-2747), the official publication of the Mid-America Paleontology Society. The Mid-America Paleontology Society has contributed to the collection, study, preparation, identification and display of fossils through its MAPS digest newsletter since 1978. Meeting at Trowbridge Hall at the University of Iowa, the society has a close relationship with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and its faculty and staff.

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