• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Quarry Exhibit Hall Reconstruction is On Schedule

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Date: April 22, 2010

Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mary Risser reports that the project to rehabilitate the Quarry Exhibit Hall and construct a new visitor center is proceeding on schedule.

A major component of the project is the protection of the fossil wall.  Says paleontologist Dan Chure, "This is the first time that a building that protects fossils will be demolished over those fossils.  So the project is of great interest to the scientific community."

Protecting the fossils will involve a system with a rope grid a few feet above the fossil wall and a composite mesh placed on top of the rope grid.  Scaffolding will suspend the grid over the wall, and plywood panels will create a flat face in front of the fossil wall and a flat decking system above it.

The installation of the protective system is expected to take about 30 days.

 

Did You Know?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.