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Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Efforts to recreate the past lead to some surprising discoveries.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

The question of what distinguishes one species from another is a complex puzzle.
[image] Fossils at Bears Ears

Fossils at Bears Ears

A primer on the region, the fossils found so far, those that are likely to be there, and why it matters.
[image] Monumental Upgrade to NHMU’s Utah Map

Monumental Upgrade to NHMU’s Utah Map

A team from Creotrē installs the new 3D map of Utah in the Canyon at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Image ©NHMU/Mark Johnston

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[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

In Episode 5, we explore NHMU's special exhibition, Nature All Around Us.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

In Episode Four, we explore the history and life of Utah's Great Salt Lake, starting in the Pleistocene epoch and the once massive Lake Bonneville. We'll then study the amazing adaptations of some animals that live in Utah.
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

In Episode Three, we examine how the prehistoric people of what is now Utah harvested, gathered, and preserved different foods. Then, we review the history of Utah's Tribal Nations up through modern day life, learning the importance of language and oral histories, and exploring the beauty of Native American art and cultural practices.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

Watch Episode Two to see NHMU scientists including Chief Curator, Dr. Randall Irmis, introduce guests to Utah's amazing geological record in the Land Gallery. Then, we switch gears to explore the life that thrives in Utah.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

In this episode, Executive Director Jason Cryan welcomes you to our museum and we tour our Past Worlds Gallery and the Paleo Prep Lab.