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A Study in Patience
July 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Written by Jack Alger, HMNS Paleontology Intern This summer I bring dimetrodons back to life. No, life has not found a way, I’m not extracting DNA from inclusions found in amber; I work in the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land. It’s a small brick building with a splendid collection of history both […]

Discover new secrets of ancient Egypt with guest lecturers
April 21, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

This week, more than 400 folks interested in all things ancient Egyptian are making their way to Houston for the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt. Running from April 24 to 26, this is the first year the conference is being held in Houston, and perhaps it has something to do […]

Putting the pieces together: Civil War exhibit helps marine archaeologist identify shipwreck artifacts
April 20, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

To prepare for an assault on the Confederacy by water, privately owned boats were purchased and converted into war vessels by the Union Navy. Among these were almost two dozen ferryboats that were converted into gunboats. A particular Staten Island ferryboat named Westfield, originally owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, ended up down the road in Galveston […]

Tasty Treats: snacks to revive the weary fossil-hunter
July 11, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Our guest blogger today is Gretchen, a volunteer at the HMNS who traveled with the Paleo team to Seymour in June. In addition to helping the team excavate in the 120 degree heat, Gretchen acted as head chef, feeding the hot, tired, and dirty diggers at the end of each day. In today’s blog, Gretchen […]



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