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( June 13, 1997)
SDSM& T MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY TO EXCAVATE FOR DINOSAURS IN EASTERN WYOMING THIS SUMMER
The SDSM& T Museum of Geology will be excavating this summer for Late Cretaceous
Dinosaurs and other vertebrates from eastern Wyoming and southwest of the Black Hills. Dr. James Martin, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology for the SDSM& T Museum of Geology, will lead the field paleontology session which will be held from June 16 - 27.
The excavation will help gather important data for the interval prior to the great dinosaur extinction event. Professor Martin will be going into areas where Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Ankylosaurus, and numerous duck- billed dinosaurs have been recovered previously.
The public is invited to participate in this exciting field dig sponsored by the SDSM& T Museum of Geology. Space is limited. Participants will be in small groups working closely with the involved scientists. Participation may also be taken for academic credit.
To register for the field paleontology sessions or obtain additional information, individuals should contact Dr. Philip Bjork, SDSM& T Museum of Geology, at 1- 800- 544- 8162, ext. 2467, or email ( pbjork@ msmailgw. sdsmt. edu).
( Editor: If you are interested in doing an on- site story, call Darrell Sawyer, SDSM& T Public Information Manager, at 605- 394- 6082, to make specific arrangements for visiting the site.)
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