Paleontology

Paleontology

Paleontology is concerned with fossil animals and plants.

 

Cleveland-Lloyd
Dinosaur Quarry

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

About:
Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry

Located about 29 miles (by road) south of the Museum, this internationally famous dinosaur quarry is known for the large numbers of the meat-eating dinosaur bones excavated there.

Coal
Mines

Coal Mine Dino Tracks

About:
Coal Mines

When miners began removing coal from underground mines they began to uncover three- and four-toed dinosaur tracks that looked like the animal had been walking on the ceiling.

Cedar
Mountain

Cedar Mountain

About:
Cedar Mountain

The Cedar Mountain Formation is one of the last major dinosaur-bearing formations to be studied in the United States.

 

Cretaceous
Sea

Cretaceous Sea Clams

About:
Cretaceous Sea

The Cretaceous Sea, also known as the Cretaceous Interior Seaway, was a narrow, rather shallow sea that connected the modern Gulf of Mexico and modern Arctic Ocean. 

Geologlical
Time Scale

Geolological Layers

Geological Time Scale Used by the Museum

A Geological Time Scale is a system of chronologic measurement relating to stratigraphy to time that is used by scientists.


Curation Information

Curation Agreement
Complete and print the Application for Curatorial Agreement

Curation Guidelines
Guidelines for collections to be reposited at the Prehistoric Museum