Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jack Horner talks dinos, digging, and chickenosaurus...

Paleontologist Jack Horner discusses a wide range of topics in this article:

What is the appeal of dinosaurs?
According to Dr. Jack Horner, The Museum of the Rockies curator, “They are big, old and dead.”
The Museum, in Bozeman, is home to a world famous collection of dinosaur fossils and paleontology program. Dinosaur fossils are found in Montana rocks from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaur dig crews led by Horner, science advisor to the Jurassic Park films, excavate fossils which are prepared and studied at the Museum in Bozeman. Some of the most famous dinosaurs in the world such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Deinonychus (very similar to Velociraptor) can be seen on display at The Museum.
Horner, a Montana native, has given lectures around the world, but talking to the general public people about dinosaurs- such as he will be doing on November 3rd at the Gourmet Gas Station- or to graduate students, who work for him for nothing more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich a day, is one of his favorite parts of the job.
Read the entire article here: From dinosaurs to World War II photographs - The Museum of the Rockies has it all

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