Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

We get the latest on fossil finds in our region and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting dinosaur remains and other ancient specimens.

From the shores of the Potomac to the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Va., paleontologists have been unearthing massive creatures buried in rock and clay. While the local finds are providing new clues about what our region looked like millions of years ago, Smithsonian scientists are looking west for new information about big predators that once roamed the Earth. We get the latest fossil finds and dinosaur news and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting these ancient specimens.

Guests

Matthew Carrano

Curator of Dinosauria, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Alton Dooley

Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History

Dave Hacker

Amateur Paleontologist and fossil hunter; Volunteer at the Prince George's County Dinosaur Park, Laurel MD.

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