Job Ad: Museum hiring FT preparator

Badlands Dinosaur Museum (Dickinson ND) is seeking to employ a fossil preparator (full-time) to add to its permanent paleontology staff. It is expected that the bulk of the preparation work will concern large dinosaur material and other vertebrates. Detailed job description, and information on applying can be found at the

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Armored dinosaur teeth in the lab

ARMORED DINOSAUR TEETH: Since we returned from the field about a week ago, seasonal preparator (and fieldwork crewmember) Jack has been busy cleaning mud from around the skull of the nodosaur we collected in 2017. In this photo you can see ridged teeth still preserved in their tooth sockets. These

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Molding and casting a dinosaur

Dr. Liz Freedman Fowler is busy molding this fossil slab in the lab – but what is it? All will be revealed later this year, but if you come by the museum and look in the lab, we’ll show you what it is (answer – it’s pretty awesome!). The molding

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Opening a new ankylosaur jacket

This past week we have added a display case next to the laboratory window which showcases some of the recently prepared bones from the new armored dinosaur that we collected in summer 2017. “Ankylomania” is currently being prepared by lab volunteer Destiny (pictured). This photo shows us opening a new

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