Monthly Archives: September 2013

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Christina and I are in New Haven, Connecticut this week for an iDigBio workshop, part of our work for the NSF-funded fossil insect digitization project. This evening there was an opening reception at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, … Continue reading

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Saltville Megalonyx remains at the USNM

After picking up the collection of Devonian fossils for transfer to VMNH, on Thursday morning Ray and I drove from Winchester to Washington to visit the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), part of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Another collection of fossils transferred to VMNH

Ray and I were able to finish making our Castoroides molds a few days ahead of schedule, so we’re using the extra time to take care of a few other things.

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Badlands Virtual Field Trip published

Although it was somewhat delayed, Brett and I have published our second virtual field trip for the iPad, this time on Badlands National Park.

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Casting the Earlham Castoroides, Part 13

After 13 straight days making molds and casts of the Joseph Moore Museum’s Castoroides skeleton, we’ve finally completed the first copy!

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Casting the Earlham Castoroides, Part 12

We spent a few hours this morning pouring our last molds, but our entire afternoon was taken up by a public demonstration at the Joseph Moore Museum.

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Casting the Earlham Castoroides, Part 11

We’ve almost completed the molding portion of our project. In fact, we started the last two molds today, the innominates (left and right halves of the pelvis):

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