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DinoFest 2023 Bones to Beasts

DinoFest 2023 DinoBite Speaker: Carrie Levitt-Bussian

DinoBite Talk

Date and Time: Sunday, January 29, 1:30 p.m.–1:55 p.m.

Title of Lecture: Fantastic Beasts and (I Know) Where to Find Them

Lecture Description: Ever wonder what it is like to be a librarian, but for fossils? As Paleontology Collections Manager, I get to work with all different types of fossils from gigantic dinosaurs, to microscopic lizard teeth, to fossilized flowers, to ammonites the size of car tires, and beetles trapped in tar! Join me as I show off highlights from our paleontology collections.

Carrie Levitt-Bussian surrounded by large fossils
Bio: Carrie Levitt-Bussian is a paleontologist and the Paleontology Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  She manages over 50,000 paleontological specimens at NHMU which includes vertebrate, invertebrate and paleobotanical fossils. Her expertise is in ceratopsian limb bone histology studying how animals, such as Triceratops, grew and what their metabolism was like when they were alive.