Category Archives: Adventures in Paleontology

Dinosaur Excavation in Montana

The Cause November 18th, 2010 Jack Horner comes to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum to talk about the excavations going on at Egg Mountain. I have the chance to meet him, and am invited to join excavations with him and the Museum of the Rockies. I gift him my origami Brachiosaurus. May 2014 After […]

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Merychippus to All, and to All a Starry Night

Paleohistology In the video below, Paleohistology Lab Manager, and co-author of Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods, Ellen-Thérèse Lamm, describes the field of paleohistology and the techniques used to better understand the growth, physiology, and behavior of ancient animals.   The Anatomy and Physiology of Bone The video below gives a tour through the microstrcucture of […]

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9ft of Origami Brachiosaurus

An experiment to determine how paper folds at the large scale My first experiment toward the development of laminar composites that are well suited for large scale, weather-proof origami sculptures.   The folding process Extinction   Post by Josh Mead.  

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Preparation of Dessicated Ivory: Case Study of Mammut americanum

80,000BC 80,000yrs ago an American Mastodon walked the lands of the Hollister Ranch in Goleta, California. After being buried in sand for 80 millenia, it was uncovered during the Great Depression in 1932 Hollister Ranch, Goleta, California June 26th, 1932 State of the Tusk February 2013 The initial state of the tusk following plaster jacket […]

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The Cuyama Badlands and Tales from the Carrizzo Plain

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Excavation at La Brea Tar Pits

Call for Volunteers! When I was 16, attending Chatsworth High School,  a nearly complete Columbian Mammoth had been discovered under the Los Angeles County Art Museum’s would-be parking lot, next door to the La Brea Tar Pits. The mammoth was named Zed and was part of the greater Project 23 collection that had been excavated […]

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