Skip to main content

Blog Archive: paleontology

[image] A Conversation with NHMU's Randy Irmis

A Conversation with NHMU's Randy Irmis

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's NHMU's Randy Irmis on imaging fossils and collaborative teams.
[image] Paleontologist Kay Behrensmeyer Visits Salt Lake City

Paleontologist Kay Behrensmeyer Visits Salt Lake City

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's Kay Behrensmeyer on using big data in paleontology as well as the field of taphonomy.
[image] Paleontologist Dan Ksepka Visits Salt Lake City

Paleontologist Dan Ksepka Visits Salt Lake City

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's Dan Ksepka on molecular biology and paleontology as well as the largest bird ever found.
[image] Top 5 Dinosaur Myths

Top 5 Dinosaur Myths

NHMU Curator of Paleontology, Randy Irmis, helps to clarify some common misconceptions about dinosaurs.
[image] From the Collection: Unknown Jurassic Lizard

From the Collection: Unknown Jurassic Lizard

Take a look at two halves of a nearly complete skeleton of a lizard that lived in the Late Jurassic, about 150 million years ago.
[image] Bitten by the Adventure Bug On a Dino Dig

Bitten by the Adventure Bug On a Dino Dig

Digging for dinosaur fossils in southern Utah should make it on your "must do" list if you live in the state. Read about a recent adventure in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
[image] Inside a Paleontologist's Field Kit

Inside a Paleontologist's Field Kit

Carrie Levitt-Bussian gives us an insider's look at her field kit. Find out what paleontologists absolutely need in the field.
[image] Power Tools of the Trade: Paleontology

Power Tools of the Trade: Paleontology

We might think of dental picks and brushes when it comes to excavating fossils, but at times paleontologists have to use some large power tools to move rock.
[image] Collections Manager Tip #389: Don’t Shellac the Mammoth Tusk

Collections Manager Tip #389: Don’t Shellac the Mammoth Tusk

It may have been an accepted technique long ago, but we’ve got better ways to preserve and maintain our fossils.