Dinosaur Week Five: Fire, Footprints and the Digital Diplodocus

Wake up. Birds singing. Raisin bran. Coffee? No coffee. Shoes on? Good. Walk to the office. Another day of archiving in the librar– My boss stands up as I enter the room. “So I was thinking we’d head up to some dinosaur tracks early today,” he says. Welcome to Week Five at Dinosaur National Monument. There … Continue reading Dinosaur Week Five: Fire, Footprints and the Digital Diplodocus

Dinosaur Week Three: The Stegosaurus from 1997, Jones Hole, and a New GIP

The GIPs of Dinosaur National Monument were covered in five days of sand and sweat, stuffing our faces with cheeseburgers and milkshakes in the back of a sauropod-clad Sinclair gas station. It was the first meal that Elliott Smith, Marie Jimenez and I had eaten since breakfast on the Green River, which hadn’t actually been that long … Continue reading Dinosaur Week Three: The Stegosaurus from 1997, Jones Hole, and a New GIP

Dinosaur Week One: Carnegie Quarry, Archives and the Sound of Silence Trail

One hundred years ago, a national monument was established to protect a paleontologist’s dream: a vertical sandstone wall filled with Jurassic dinosaur fossils known as Carnegie Quarry. It would later become the main attraction of Dinosaur National Monument. Twenty years ago, a little girl looked up at that wall of bones and dreamed of being a paleontologist. … Continue reading Dinosaur Week One: Carnegie Quarry, Archives and the Sound of Silence Trail