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The Founding Father And The Ficticious Feline: The Story Of Thomas Jefferson And His Mis-Identified Sloth
April 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Eremotherium, the species of giant ground sloth that we have on display in our Hall of Paleontology, roamed North America 20,000 years ago.  Thomas Jefferson, the great statesman who celebrates his 274th birthday today, roamed North America 200 years ago. It may seem like a stretch to connect the two, but in fact it was […]

Jurassic Death Trap
January 25, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Horseshoe crab death track. Mesolimulus walchi. Solnhofen, Germany. When people walk through our permanent exhibit halls, sometimes they come upon an object that makes them think “what in the world are they doing?“. It can be two fossilized skeletons posed in an unusual arrangement, or an artifact with a strange ritual depicted on it. This […]

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January 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald Prothero     Complete with full-color reconstructions of the beasts–many never before depicted–along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world, Dr. Donald Prothero will take us on a journey to the Paleocene, 65 million years ago after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Here […]

An American Tale: Camels Go West (And South)
December 28, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Photo courtesy of wikipedea   When you think of a camel, you probably imagine it standing in the middle of a North African or Asian desert. Nowadays camels live in the arid climates of the Middle East and Central Asia, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s not forget that the closest relatives of Old […]



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