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Blog Archive: paleontology

[image] Top Dinosaur Discoveries of the Decade

Top Dinosaur Discoveries of the Decade

The past ten years have seen hundreds of new dinosaur discoveries. Here are a few of the highlights.
[image] Two-Legged Crocodile Ancestors Once Roamed Utah

Two-Legged Crocodile Ancestors Once Roamed Utah

Study released this week on 2003 specimen of Poposaurus, found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.
[image] Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

A new study by NHMU archaeologist Tyler Faith reveals that African environments changed dramatically over the last 7 million years.
[image] Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Beehive State is brimming with unique dinosaurs.
[image] Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Our species is one expression of a much broader human family that’s existed for over four million years.
[image] You Found a Fossil. Now What?

You Found a Fossil. Now What?

Utah is a fossil wonderland, but here's what you should know if you stumble upon something prehistoric.
[image] New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

Research carried out at the Museum reveals some surprises about what prehistoric crocodile relatives ate.
[image] Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

A newly-reconstructed Utahceratops in the Past Worlds gallery helps show how dinosaurs grew up.
[image] Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Should you find yourself wandering by the City County building downtown Salt Lake City, take a moment to look up and inspect the decorations on the outside of the building. You may just spot an ornate, and familiar, many-horned face--Kosmoceratops.
[image] Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

An ancient skull reveals a fossil mammal that was large for its time.