In Dotternhausen, the so-called "Posidonia"-shales (age: Jura, Lias) are present beneath the soil. This formation originates from a tropical sea. The shales contain a little oil.
Worth a visit: The museum in Dotternhausen, near the concrete factory "Rohrbach zement". The possibility exist to search for fossils in a heap of dumped shales, so don't forget to bring your tools (hammer and chisel)!
Another museum in the area is in the village "Trossingen", 25 km. away from Dotternhausen, opened only on Sundays.
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Collecting fossils at the museum.
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Dotternhausen is located northeast of Rottweil in the southwest of Germany. The museum in Dotternhausen is located near the concrete factory "Rohrbach zement".
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Various fossils from the Liassic (part of the Jurassic period). You can find ammonites and bivalves (i.e. Posidonia) in the oil-shales.
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Museum: Fossilienmuseum Dotternhausen
Museum: Museum der Universität Tübingen
Thank to R. Polman and F. Lerouge for the translation.
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