Triceratops Ready for Festival

Work on the Triceratops brought in by PaleoWorld Research Foundation from the Garfield County Museum in Jordan, Montana, USA is under way. Palaeontologist, Joseph Hatcher has been air scribing away extremely hard ironstone that has encrusted most of the fossil remains. To the left he is air scribing a brow horn which is now complete.

On the left you can see the hard layer of ironstone (~1cm in width) along the nasal horn. It is a time consuming process. These fossils along with the braincase (still in the field jacket) will be available for viewing during the upcoming Rock & Fossil Festival to be held at the CFDC on February 22 & 23. Make sure you stop in and ask as many questions as you like to the paleontologist who works on Triceratops.