Studying fossils tends to happen indoors, but we have to get them out of the ground somehow... . This past summer, I spent my third field season with the Southern Alberta Dinosaur Project, led by Drs David Evans and @michaelpjryan. Basically that means I get to scour the badlands of Alberta in search of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs! . "But Ashley, you don't study dinosaurs, you study mammals!" you might say. That's very true, but the same sets of principals apply when searching for dinosaurs that we use for more mammal-focused excavations. It's also an immensely rewarding experience, not to mention a great ice breaker! . Part of what makes it so rewarding is how challenging it can be. You can be out all day in 40°C weather, with not a lick of shade in sight. Then, the temperature can go down to near freezing at night. Not to mention the *slight* concern of having a windstorm blow through in the middle of the night! But then you see a beautiful sunset or find an incredible new fossil and those troubles seem to vanish in an instant.
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Old work I did last year of a Gallimimus attacking a juvenile Tyrannosaurus. Speculative idea based on recorded cassowary attacks. For my cartoony art, please follow my other Instagram, Deurosion! #dinosaurs #reptiles #gallimimus #tyrannosaurus #rex #feathered #paleoart #paleontology #digitalart #illustration
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#rockhound #rockhounding #rocks #gems #gemstones #min#mineral> #mineral #cry#crystal #crystal #crystals #geodes #artifacts #nativeamerican #snaketown #fossils #geology #paleontology Found this crazy piece, has symbols on it. Indian artifact maybe? South Western.
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Did you know we can learn a lot about ancient animals by studying their poop? Coprolites (fossilized animal dung) can tell us all sorts of information about past species including what they ate, and what diseases they were exposed to. In the specimen pictured here, CU Paleontology Curator Dr. Karen Chin has found evidence of crustaceans in dung that likely came from a Hadrosaur. As Hadrosaurs are traditionally thought to be herbivorous, this is an exciting discovery that challenges some of the basic assumptions we have about dino diets. Learn more about this find in the NPR article featured in our homepage news section! ------------------- 📷: Karen Chin ------------------- #dinosaur #poop #coprolite #paleo #paleodiet #paleontology #boulder #cuboulder #cubuffs #nature #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseum #museum #science #scienceiscool #utah #grandstaircase #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument
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Show off your Feminist Paleontology love 🌸 #Repost @pop_stitch_creations (@get_repost) ・・・ Life... uh... finds a way 🌸 A little feminist Jurassic Park cross stitch is heading out to its new home today. If you want to add a bit of sass to your home, head on over to my shop (link in bio) #jur#jurassic #jurassic #din#dino #girlpower #feminist #jurassicworld #paleontology #paleontologist #dino #crossstitch #feministcrossstitch #subversive #subversivecrossstitch #wonderwoman #womanofscience #womanoftheworld #science #sciencerules #etsy #etsyfinds #etsyseller
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When your offspring is everything you imagined she'd be & more ❤️ • • • #daretobedifferent #firstborn #staytruetoyourself #sweetheart #curiousmindsatwork #paleontology #goonsquadproud #sevenyearold #daughter
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There is a rumor out there that there is no such thing as an #OutdoorsyScientist. As a geologist who spends much of his time out in the field I can say that is quite false. Here you can see me "happily" counting fossils in the #Ordovician Liberty Formation in Indiana. Love my fieldwork, just could do without counting ;-) . . 📸Photograph by @i_cambam
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Sharks have been around for over 400 million years. While their skeletons are extremely rare to find as fossils due to their cartilaginous nature, shark's teeth are the most commonly collected fossil in the world! A single shark can lose over 20,000 teeth in it's lifetime. Shark teeth in this photo left to right: great white (Carcharodon carcharias) approximately 10,000 year old), ancient mako ancestor (Carcharodon hastalis) approximately 10 to 15 million years old, megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon) approximately 15 to 20 million years old. #sharks #sharkteeth #ancientsharks #paleontology #greatwhiteshark #mako #megalodon
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Another brilliant resin kit from artist @alexander_belov555 with this 1/56 scale Carnotaurus by Prey collection studio. -- #prey #dinosaurs #resinkit #model #dragons #beasts #monsters #creatures #sculpting #raptors #paleontology #jurassicpark #jp #jurrasicworld #sculpture
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