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Tag Archives: The Field Museum
When the movie Jurassic Park hit theaters in the summer of 1993, there was no question that the dinosaur renaissance–that had been coursing through the field of paleontology since the late 1960’s–had now, for the first time, really taken a … Continue reading
One of the more unusual dinosaurs is the tube-crested hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. This large herbivore from the Late Cretaceous period has been beloved in our family since my oldest son decided this was his favorite dinosaur quite a few years … Continue reading
One year ago today, I started this blog with a list ranking the Top 25 Dinosaur Museums in North America, and now I provide a list ranking the Top 25 Prehistoric Fossil Museums in North America. Some museums have wonderful … Continue reading
Dimetrodon is one of the most recognizable and fascinating prehistoric animals, and a favorite of many dinosaur fans who learned early on that despite its frequent inclusion in dinosaur books and toy playsets, Dimetrodon was NOT a dinosaur!
In typical circumstances, excavating a fossil dinosaur is extremely difficult. In 1991, paleontologist Dr. William Hammer and his team from Augustana College excavated a large theropod dinosaur from one of the most difficult locations any dinosaur has ever been found–Antarctica, … Continue reading
The Field Museum in Chicago is one of a handful of truly world-class museums of natural history in North America. When you think of dinosaurs and The Field Museum, many people immediately think of the world’s most famous dinosaur, “Sue,” … Continue reading