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Paleontologists

Paleontology Interview: Gettin' Zeigy With It

Amy Atwater | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Amy Atwater

"I want to be able to spread that message to as many young women as possible. Yes, you can do this, it is not that hard and do not let somebody tell you you cannot do it."

10 Tips for Aspiring Paleontologists

Amy Atwater | Posted 11.23.2013 | Science
Amy Atwater

If you're interested in paleontology as a career you will need to get a college degree in a relevant field, such as biology or geology. These majors require taking all sorts of science classes and math courses, too. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this discourage you!! So many students, especially female ones, allow themselves to be intimidated by these STEM classes but there is no need for that. Give yourself plenty of time to study tough concepts and don't be afraid to ask clarification questions or ask for help. Other courses that would be useful in paleontology include geography, computer programming, GIS, anthropology, statistics, and anatomy and physiology.

Dinosaur Tail Discovered In Mexico

AP | Posted 09.21.2013 | Science

MEXICO CITY — Mexican paleontologists say they have uncovered 50 vertebrae believed to be a full dinosaur tail in the northern desert of Coahuil...

Dino Skeleton Now In Secret Location, Seized By Feds

Posted 06.23.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, Live Science Senior Writer Published: 06/22/2012 03:34 PM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — Federal agents took possession of a di...

U.S Intervenes In Dinosaur Skeleton Tug Of War

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2012 10:06 AM EDT on LiveScience The United States Attorney's office has intervened in...

Dispute Over Dinosaur Skeleton Gets More Complicated

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 08:13 AM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — A dinosaur skeleton auctioned in May h...

New Revelations About Dinosaurs Indicate Trampling, Drought, Mass Die-Off In Utah

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY — Paleontologists say analysis of a vast collection of broken dinosaur bones unearthed in southeast Utah indicates they were trampled by other dinosaurs shortly after they died.

Brigham Young University scientists have spent years analyzing more than 4,000 bones from a quarry just west of Arches National Park.

They say the bone collection – which includes at least 67 dinosaurs representing eight species – suggests a mass die-off, likely from drought.

BYU professor Brooks Britt, lead author of a recently published study of the bones, says that after the die-offs, other plant-eating dinosaurs stomped through the carcasses as they passed through, snapping most of the bones at the site. Some were crushed multiple times.

The bones are now housed at BYU's Earth Science Museum.