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Chaco Canyon Frog

A Landmark Conservation Law from Theodore Roosevelt

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In 1896, a Museum-led team began excavating ruins of an Ancestral Pueblo settlement in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon. That work would yield tens of thousands of artifacts, including the jet frog pictured here, and generate one of the most intensely researched collections of its kind in the world. It would also inspire an act of Congress, called the Antiquities Act and signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt, under which the site and others like it would be protected as national monuments.

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Duck-billed dinosaur tooth topography

Grinding Teeth of Duck-bill Dinosaurs More Advanced Than Horses'

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A new scientific study shows that duck-billed dinosaurs pulverized tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses, and other well-known modern grazers. The researchers, which included Mark Norell, the chair of the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, are the first to recover material properties from fossilized teeth.

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Snowy Owl

Theodore Roosevelt's Snowy Owl

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In 1867, two years before this Museum was founded, eight-year-old wildlife enthusiast Theodore Roosevelt Jr. created his own Roosevelt Natural History Museum in his family’s New York City home. The collection included the skull of a seal, birds’ nests, insects, and mouse skeletons. He collected and mounted this Snowy Owl near Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1876.

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