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.
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.