In comparison to other fields of scientific inquiry, Paleontology is just a village. As a community, we are fewer; as a profession, we are rarer; as technicians or amateurs, we are often underappreciated, and consequently, as a voice, we are weaker. We believe that any initiative that contributes to bringing us together and to strengthen our voice, is likely to benefit us all. Paleowire is just that: a support for networking and a collection of resources intended to service the paleontological community (taken in a broad sense) and to communicate with students and the general public, with outreach purposes.
We are thus welcoming those who would like to join our efforts as authors, contributors and/or institutional partners (please click here to know more). We are strictly non-profit (Palerowire is an initiative of a group of academics and researchers working together at a research institute – click here to know more), and everything is donated, from our yearly server fee to every minute of the time, we have been devoting to the project. And Paleontology might be a village, but even villages are complex and extensive communities. Consequently, we need help to ensure, growingly, that our coverage of the Paleontology discipline is complete. Also that we are able to facilitate the relevant theoretical and practical discussions that Paleontology in the XXI century asks for. We are not specialists in every topic, in every region, and in every age (of course), and so we invite colleagues and enthusiasts of all fields, who are, to join us. English is not our first language either, and those who might be available to donate some of their time to the review of our articles, are also welcomed.
Paleontological institutions are also invited to partner with us. Other projects who become interested in merging with ours are also invited to discuss it with us. Our intents are as inclusive as they can be. We look at Paleowire as something we provide to the paleontological community in hopes of making it stronger, closer and more cohesive. Also, as something we provide our students, our youth and the general public with an interest in Paleontology. Hopefully, with your help, we will look back, one day, and realize we reached our goal.
Be sure to share Paleowire and to help us, at least by dropping us a link once in a while (click here to see how easy it is to contribute).
Thank you for stopping by and …stay paleowired!
The Paleowire Team
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