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Beyond the Bones: ABC-13 features Leonardo in 30-minute special
October 3, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ack! Paleontologists often take their lives in their hands to get to fossils. In this shot, they’re looking at some T. rex fossils on a two-foot ledge that’s hanging over a 100-foot drop. Thanks to Hurricane Ike, most of us were still without power when the Discovery Channel aired their documentary about Leonardo, the mummified […]

What would YOU ask a Paleontologist?
May 12, 2008 · 42 Comments

A team of paleontologists and volunteers starts the excavation of Leonardo. As you can see, it takes a great number of people to get a 6.5 ton fossil out of the earth. In about a week or so, I’ll be headed to Malta (that’s the one in Montana, not the one in the Mediterranean, but […]



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