Paleontologists Through The Ages

The Carnegie Quarry that we see today at Dinosaur National Monument is the culmination of over 100 years of work by many people from a variety of backgrounds. Known as paleontologists, scientists who study fossils have come to the area to study the rich fossil and geologic resources of the area.
Man standing in from of fossils of backbones sticking out of a large rock.

Earl Douglass

Earl Douglass was the paleontologist who discovered the first fossils at the Carnegie Quarry and supervised excavations for fifteen years.

Last updated: May 5, 2024

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