Watch: Folding a Dinosaur
This summer, a group of summer campers went behind the scenes of the Museum to scan, analyze, and model 50 different dinosaur bones.
The results: a 3D-printed dinosaur.
Read all about the process on Gizmodo.
In today’s peek into the archives, Museum staff assemble a Diplodocus forelimb for exhibition (1916).
The Diplodocus, a plant-eating dinosaur that lived in the Late Jurassic period about 150 million years ago, was more than 80 feet long and weighed up to 40,000 pounds.
Learn more about the Diplodocus and its giant footprint here.
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The American Museum of Natural History has the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. So where do we keep all those dinosaur bones?
Research Associate Lowell Dingus explains.
Here’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives: school kids examine the Museum’s Apatosaurus mount (then known as Brontosaurus). July 1927.
The Museum’s “Brontosaurus” took six years to mount and used four different specimens collected from Como Bluff by Walter Granger and other Museum paleontologists. Since Granger and his team did not find a head with their specimen, they gave it a sculpted head of another sauropod, Camarasaurus (pictured).
More on the history of the Brontosaurus here.
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Here’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives:
In 1910, Barnum Brown uncovers a dinosaur fossil 45 miles south of Glasgow, Montana.
Explore more photos from our archives here.
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Today’s look into the archives: Museum staff mounting an Apatosaurus (then known as Brontosaurus) skeleton, 1904
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