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Fossil Whale

Researcher Carlos Mauricio Peredo with a toothless fossil whale. Photographs by James D. Tiller, James Di Loreto, Lucia Martino, and Fred Cochard.

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Peredo, Carlos Mauricio, Nicholas D. Pyenson, Christopher D. Marshall, and Mark D. Uhen. 2018. "Tooth Loss Precedes the Origin of Baleen in Whales." Current Biology 28(24): 3992-4000.e2. doi.

Civil War "Limb Pit"

Sawed-off end of an amputated limb from a Civil War battlefield.

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Anna K. Behrensmeyer

World renowned taphonomist and paleontologist, Kay Behrensmeyer, is recognized for her invaluable scientific contributions.

17th Century Slave Cemetery

The groove of a pipe in the teeth of a slave from a 17th century site in Delaware. 

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Additional Publications

Figures 7.3, 7.6, and 7.8 - Stone, Pamela K., ed. 2018. Bioarchaeological Analyses and Bodies: New Ways of Knowing Anatomical and Archaeological Skeletal Collections. Bioarchaeology and Social Theory. Springer International Publishing. doi.      

Figure 13.7 - Stefan, Vincent H., and George W. Gill, eds. 2016. Skeletal Biology of the Ancient Rapanui (Easter Islanders). Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi.


Talk about getting a closer look. Conservation technician Alyx LeBlanc uses UV imaging to search for potential weaknesses in a T. rex skull. Armed with this information, she and our other conservators can advise our #DeepTime exhibition team on how best to handle and bracket our fossil specimens. #FossilFriday


This holiday season, we received the greatest gift of all - fossil specimens for #DeepTime! These are just a few of the bones that make up the Nation’s T. rex, which will begin roaring for visitors when the hall opens in June 2019. #FossilFriday


We’re making sure our fossil specimens get all the TLC and attention they need before #DeepTimeopens in June. Here, Mariana Di Giacomo, a conservation fellow, examines three fused dorsal vertebrae as part of a condition report of the Tyrannosaurus rex upon its return to the museum.

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