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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( May 25, 1999)
DIG FOR DINOSAURS THIS SUMMER WITH SDSM& T MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY
Individuals interested in digging for dinosaurs have the opportunity to do so this summer with the SDSM& T Museum of Geology. Paleontologists from the Museum of Geology will be leading several field expeditions this summer to important paleontological sites in the Black Hills region.
The public can register to take part in these digs on a limited, space- available basis. Participants will work in small groups with the involved paleontologists. The field digs also can be taken for academic credit. Each summer individuals from around the country travel to South Dakota to participate in field digs with SDSM& T’s paleontologists who are known nationally and internationally for their expertise.
Officials from the SDSM& T Museum of Geology will be conducting scientific excavations for Late Cretaceous dinosaurs, Jurassic dinosaurs and mammals, marine reptiles, giant pigs and rhinos, marine turtles, mosasaurs, pleisosaurs, and many other fossils.
The dates, locations and brief descriptions of the various field paleo digs offered this summer by the Museum of Geology are as follows:
June 14- 25 Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs and other vertebrates from northwestern South Dakota led by the enthusiastic Michael T. Greenwald
July 5- 16 Jurassic Dinosaurs and Mammals I near Sundance, Wyoming. The “ found” world of Camarasaurus and Allosaurus and tiny primitive mammals are present at this exciting locality. James Martin and Darrin Pagnac
July 12- 23 Monster Marine Reptile Go “ Cretaceous sea fishing” and excavate and document skeletons of fierce sea serpents and their prey. Camp on the prairie south of the Black Hills with Dr. Gorden L. Bell and experience the ambiance for learning he creates in the field.
July 19- 30 Giant Pigs and Rhinos in the Badlands National Park. Excavate a tangle of Archaeotherium and Subhyracodon in the classic White River Badlands, Carrie L. Herbel
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July 19- 39 Jurassic Dinosaurs and Mammals II, the second excavation session at this important paleontological site described above, Dr. James Martin
July 26- August 6 The Unwily Coyote Site, a series of fissure and cave deposit in the northern Black Hills that is producing camels, coyotes, and a diverse assemblage of tiny vertebrates. The setting is especially conducive for fieldwork. Philip Bjork
August 2- 16 Marine turtles, mosasaurs, and plesiosaurs from the late Cretaceous. Excavations along the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. James Martin, David Parris, and Gordon Bell [ A follow- up session August 16- 27 is also available.]
Individuals interested in obtaining additional information about participating in the field digs can call ( 605) 394- 2467 or ( 800) 544- 8162/ ext. 2467; email pbjork@ msmailgw. sdsmt. edu; or write to Dr. Philip Bjork, Director, SDSM& T Museum of Geology, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.
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