Excavating and preparing dinosaur bones

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This item is comprised of black and white and hand colored lanterns slides which document collecting events at various locations including Morrrison Fossil quarry, Freezeout Hill quarry, and Cheyenne River in South Dakota. The item also includes images of Ceratops specimens collected at the Belly River Formation at Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada and an image of the workroom of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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Paleontology, Vertebrate


  • Alberta
  • United States
  • Cheyenne River
  • South Dakota


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Lantern slides

Accession #

SIA RU000424

Collection name

Division of Vertebrate Paleontology records, circa 1947-1974 and undated

Physical Description

29 lantern slides

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6