Dinosaur Hunters

While many may have the impression that hunting for dinosaurs is a life of adventure, danger and romance like a scene depicted in either the Indiana Jones or Jurassic Park films, conducting paleotological field work is a mix of science and sometimes luck. Exacavation sites may be in remote locations and field work is often done in the summer in brutal sun and heat.


Earl Douglass
Aside from discovering the famous Carnegie Quarry, Earl Douglass was one of the first people to suggest leaving some of the bones for public viewing instead of excavating it all.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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