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Blog Archive: paleontology

[image] Polar DinoFest: Pete Makovicky

Polar DinoFest: Pete Makovicky

Paleontologist Pete Makovicky muses on the epic history of fossil discoveries from Antarctica.
[image] How Fossils Confirmed the Dance of the Continents

How Fossils Confirmed the Dance of the Continents

Fossils found in Antarctica were crucial in recognizing continental drift.
[image] Where Are Pterosaurs on the Reptile Family Tree?

Where Are Pterosaurs on the Reptile Family Tree?

The research of NHMU's Chief Curator Randy Irmis and his colleagues is published in the journal Nature.
[image] What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

Researchers are finding new ways to detect how ancient animals interacted with their environment.
[image] Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Researchers are still debating why some of North America's largest mammals disappeared.
[image] Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Geology and ancient environments helped create a dinosaur hotspot.
[image] NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU is home to the greatest collection of Allosaurus bones in the world. How did they get here?
[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.