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Casting up a storm!

The VMNH paleontology lab has been busy making many different casts for several upcoming exhibit and outreach projects.  Paleo labs often make copies of important fossils so they can be shared with other museums and researchers, used in displays, and brought around … Continue reading

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6,000 Records Reached!

  As we near the deadline of our grant, which you can learn more about here and here, I am excited to say that we have reached over 6,000 records with images! We only have a few short months to reach … Continue reading

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Fossil Dinosaur Eggs at the VMNH

About 66 million years ago, at the end of the Age of the Dinosaurs, Montana was home to many different kinds of dinosaurs, big and small.  Those dinosaurs lived and bred in the lush riverine landscapes of a much warmer Montana.  … Continue reading

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How-to How-to

Blog Post by Lucy Treado, Paleontology Intern How-to How-to… No, I am not stuttering. This is why I am here in the paleontology lab. I am helping to write and test a couple of how-to guides. The first is a how-to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: New App Features Fossils from the VMNH Collections

3D Fossil, an app that was just released this past month features material from the VMNH collection of pre-Dinosaur Age fossils (Paleozoic). These fossils include rare specimens that are not on display, such as the fossil starfish shown above, and … Continue reading

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Titanoboa Talk goes online with Science Circle

  This past Saturday, July 30th, Dr. Alex Hastings (Asst. Curator of Paleontology at the VMNH) gave an online presentation for the international community called Science Circle.  This group gets together regularly via Second Life, which allows people from all … Continue reading

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Digging for Dinosaurs in Wyoming

This summer, the VMNH paired up with Lynchburg College and headed to northern Wyoming to help excavate out Jurassic dinosaur bones from a 140 million year old site. The bones belong to a sauropod (long-necked dinosaur), including key parts of the … Continue reading

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