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Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

May 14, 2005 — January 8, 2006


Imagine the thrill of discovering something brand-new about a creature that lived millions of years ago.

Ever since the first dinosaur fossil was identified almost 200 years ago, people have wondered how these fascinating animals lived, moved, and behaved. At first, dinosaur hunters used only such tools as a keen eye, shovels, and compasses. Today, scientists also rely on everything from satellite technology to scanning electron microscopes.

Prepare to take a journey of discovery into the exciting world of modern paleontology. New dinosaur fossils are being discovered faster than ever before. Advanced technology allows scientists to look at these fossils in fresh ways. And researchers are gaining surprising insights into these amazing animals. New discoveries, new technology, and new ideas are helping today's scientists piece together what these living, breathing dinosaurs were really like.

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries and its accompanying education and public programs were made possible by Bank of America. Major funding has also been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

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Dinosaurs:  Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science; the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.