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Indian Fields Creek on Colonial Parkway, York County, VA

  • Yorktown Formation (Pliocene epoch)
  • Collecting best at low tide
  • Directions: The Colonial National Memorial Parkway crosses Indian Field Creek 3.7. miles west of its intersection with Rt. 17 in Yorktown and 12.6 miles east of its junction with Rt. 143 in Williamsburg. Parking is available on both sides of the parkway, just east of the Indian Field Creek Bridge. To reach the upstream deposits, you must cross the bridge on foot. There is another parking area about 1 mile to the west which also provides access to the beach.
  • Fossils: corals, bryozoans, gastropods, clams, scallops, oysters, barnacles, fish (dental plates, vertebrae), ray (dental and dermal plates), shark (teeth and vertebrae), crocodile bony plates, bird leg bones, and whales (vertebrae, teeth, inner ear bones, bone fragments)
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