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To Hell Creek and Back: The Story of the Tufts-Love T. rex

To Hell Creek and Back: The Story of the Tufts-Love T. rex

A world of blistering heat and dirt, a biosphere where 20-foot-tall dinosaurs roamed. Home to cretaceous creatures that could rip apart their prey with 6-inch serrated teeth! Venture into this landscape to learn how a group of researchers and school teachers tracked down the elusive Tyrannosaurus rex in the sweltering badlands on Montana.  Follow how the last-minute discovery of a small protrusion of ribs led to the extraction of a three-thousand-pound block containing the head of a ravenous rex. You’ll be on the ground in an active paleontological field research site examining fossils from millions of years ago. You’ll also learn what it takes to bring a prized scientific discovery into the forefront of research and for all the public to see and touch.Resources:Listen and Subscribe to DIGDIG Field School | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramBurke Museum | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramGreg Wilson | University of Washington | TwitterBrandon Peecook | Idaho State University | Twitter | InstagramKristy Mar | TwitterDave DeMar | Smithsonian InstitutionMichael Holland | Site | LinkedIN​Thomas Carr | @TyrannosaurCarr | Site | Carthage CollegeJean Primozich | "Meet the Tufts-Love T. rex's biggest (little) fans," Burke MuseumListen to and Subscribe on Apple PodcastsListen to and Subscribe on Spotify

Duration: 52 min

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