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But here’s the Hitch: Who really discovered that dinosaurs had feathers?
June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s reading books about the dinosaur “orthodoxy.” According to this traditional view, the dinos died out at the end of the Cretaceous because their beloved swamps dried up and the air became too cool. But the new conditions were perfect for us quick-thinking Mammalia, so we took over, along […]

Paleo-powered pictures for everyone on Sept. 24: Bakker’s back with a big book of dinosaurs
September 16, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Our esteemed curator of paleontology, Dr. Robert T. Bakker, is back in town and on campus at HMNS Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a very special book signing and lecture. Coinciding with the release of his brand new picture book, The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs, Dr. Bakker will lead a lecture in the Giant Screen […]

How To Stuff Your Archaeopteryx For Thanksgiving
July 8, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Serves 1/20th of a person. You must become pubis-savvy to understand Archaeopteryx. The pubic bone commands the guts – and gut evolution was huge in bird origins. 1) Check out an allosaur, a typical big meat-eating dinosaur. Note that the pubic bone points down. This position limits the size of the guts because the intestines must […]

Hittin’ the road with the HMNS Paleo crew!
March 1, 2010 · 2 Comments

I got the chance to travel from Houston to Seymour, TX and explore the Texas Redbeds in search of fossils with David and the HMNS Paleo Program. HMNS staff and volunteers have been making these trips for four years now. They have found several excellent specimens and brought them here to prepare for our new and improved Paleontology Hall. I’d had […]



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