Monthly Archives: July 2013

Casting the Carter Bog Megalonyx, Part 2

As I explained in Part 1, we’re beginning a year-long project to mold and cast the Carter Bog Megalonyx, housed at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. We’re starting mostly with parts of the skull, including the lower jaw (above).

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“Stories from Skeletons” exhibit at VMNH

The main exhibit hall at VMNH is the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life. There are five structural columns in the Ancient Life Hall, and these columns have cases built around them. Since the building opened we’ve used those cases … Continue reading

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Sorry, it’s not an egg

As a government-employed paleontologist, one aspect of my job is answer inquiries from the public about paleontology. This often includes identifying potential fossils, and that means the dreaded “dinosaur egg”.

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