The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds: Course Preview

Fossil Preparation

This video was developed for Week 2 of the AMNH online course The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds, part of Seminars on Science, a program of online graduate-level professional development courses for K-12 educators.

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Watch Amy Davidson, a former sculptor who is now a preparator in the Museum's paleontology department, unearth a fossil Oviraptor in the lab. This fossil was brought back from a museum expedition to Mongolia. The removal of dirt and sediment from around fossil remains is slow, painstaking work.