Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project - Not Just about Dinosaurs!

Lab Note #1
Feb 18, 2015

The Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project leadership is made up of several individuals with widely varying areas of expertise. Among us are paleoartists, anatomists, geologists, sedimentologists, fossil preparators, and archaeologists, represented by students, professors, and everything in between. Our collective goal is to be the most well-rounded, complete paleontologists and natural historians that we can possibly be. It's this focus on being not-overly-focused that has proved to be a major factor in the success of the Project, not to mention a big part of the fun!

Case in point - last spring we were involved with one of the most astounding paleontological discoveries of all time. Truly, this was a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, and even though it had nothing to do with dinosaurs, it is no less an incredibly exciting and fascinating discovery. It made the news in countless print and on-line articles, and across the globe.

Take a look at the video below, and feel free to download our article about the discovery in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

We're always happy to talk to folks about this discovery, or anything else paleo-related, so please don't hesitate to leave comments and ask us questions. And of course, thank you to all of those people who have already supported our project. Or, if you haven't already, please consider supporting our dinosaur excavation project (which you can join!)! If this story makes it very clear, you never know where one discovery will lead . . . or when!

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