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Life of a Vertebrate Fossil

traces the journey of fossils from discovery to display. Find out what paleontologists do in each stage a vertebrate fossil's life. Learn about digging up fossils, getting them to the laboratory, preparing them for research and exhibition, and understanding what they say about past life. (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)

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Once paleontologists have analyzed their specimen and collected data, they look for connections between their ideas and other scientists' work.

Measuring a fossil


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