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Blog Archive: paleontology

[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.
[image] Tracking Dystrophaeus, Utah's First Dinosaur - Part 1

Tracking Dystrophaeus, Utah's First Dinosaur - Part 1

Over 150 years ago, a geological expedition made an unexpected discovery.
[image] Thoughts on naming a new dinosaur

Thoughts on naming a new dinosaur

NHMU is thrilled to announce a new species of Allosaurus.
[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.