Clay pit at Patoka brickyard near Panoszów (photo by W. Bardziński)

Determining the exact age of the Keuper succession in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, as well as understanding the sedimentary environments are of paramount importance, particularly with regard to the famous discoveries of vertebrate remains, including early dinosaurs.
The major goal of the project "The evolution of terrestrial environments of the Upper Silesian Keuper as biotopes of vertebrates" (N N307 11703) was an exhaustive, integrated study of the bone-enriched middle Keuper interval in terms of stratigraphy, sedimentology, mineralogy and geochemistry. This website presents results of the project, granted for Grzegorz Racki by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and realized in Polish Academy of Sciences, in Institute of Paleobiology (2009–2010) and Institute of Geological Sciences (2011–2013). However, the achievements are only a starting point to comprehensive presentation of the Keuper themes, jointly with photographic documentation of sections studied and extensive regional literature.

The following persons have helped
in the founding of the digital library:
  • Aneta Drabek
  • Żaneta Bartosińska
  • Grażyna Kisiel
  • Konrad Schuberth
  • Jan Środoń
  • Robert Niedźwiedzki
  • Krystyna and Stanisław Wołkowicz
  • Agata Jarzynka
  • Michał Michalak
Grzegorz Racki:

Post-grant publications
Supplementary materials
Related sites

Regional Keuper literature:

Additional refined scheme
of the Upper Silesian Keuper
in Polish and English
(from Racki, 2017)

Executed by Wojciech Krawczyński (2016)