Nothing But the Tooth


“We found enough on that first expedition to really excite us, and ever since we’ve been going back to the Gobi.”

Mike Novacek Curator, Division of Paleontology




Roy Chapman Andrews stands next to a camel and looks through binoculars at the desert landscape.


Get a 360-degree look at a 1920s expedition to the Gobi.

Two researchers in large hats clean a large round red sandy mound with brushes.





Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds—opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off some of the incredible, rarely-seen items in the American Museum of Natural History.