Amy Davidson

When fossils arrive at the Museum, they aren't usually beautiful bones ready for display. They are often buried in chunks of rock. Carefully removing the fossils without damaging them takes talent, special tools, and lots of patience. Luckily, Museum fossil preparator Amy Davidson has all that and more!

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