Fossil Mapping at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Paleontologists are photographing and mapping the world famous deposit of ancient bones at Dinosaur National Monument. Their work is part of a multi-institutional effort to bring together the vast historical and scientific information about the dinosaur quarry and ultimately make it available on-line to both scientists and the public. Paleontologists will document over 1500 dinosaur bones, each needing multiple photographs to show all the anatomical details, and will convert several large historic quarry maps with drawings of thousands of bones into electronic files. A couple of college students are doing the majority of the work through a program between the National Park Service and the Geological Society of America. The program brings together federal agencies and earth scientists who intern in a wide range of interpretive, resource management, and research activities. For more information, click here.

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