paleontology

Paleontology

Why Paleontology Can Be A Little Morbid Sometimes.
July 19, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Often times the most unfortunate catastrophes can produce the finest, most well preserved specimens for scientists to uncover. Just think of Pompeii: a deadly volcanic eruption buried a Roman city in scolding ash, and in the process created a veritable time capsule for Archaeologists a millennium later to investigate. But it not just archaeologists, paleontologists […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
July 17, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

BTS – Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum   Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation […]

What Is A Dinosaur? A Discussion Of Ancient Family Trees And Dino-Impostors
June 30, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

In my years as a tour guide here at HMNS I encountered a lot of good questions. Most of the time the simplest questions were the best ones, like “what is a dinosaur?“. It’s a simple question but it has a complicated answer. For most people, the only prerequisite for being a dinosaur is being […]

Are You “Down” To Talk About T. rex Feathers? Our Very Own Specimen Has Some Input To Give
June 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The controversy about whether famous dinosaurs had feathers has been raging for a while now. We’ve known that some dinosaurs had feathers ever since Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, but more recent discoveries of the presence of feather-like structures on larger dinosaurs ( like Lane the Triceratops here at HMNS) that are more distantly related to […]



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