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Katharine Loughney Dissertation Defense

Taphonomy and Paleoenvironments of the Middle Miocene Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert, California

William Sanders awarded William W. Amaral Legacy Award, 2017

In April, 2017, the Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology awarded William Sanders the William W. Amaral Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Vertebrate Fossil Preparation.

Ancient Mammoth Bones Marked by Human Butchering Found in Michigan

Daniel Fisher, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and director of the Paleontology Museum, explains the importance of a second dig for mammoth bones on a farm near Chelsea.

A U-M news video of the skull and two attached tusks being hoisted from the muddy excavation pit with a backhoe on October 1, 2015, has been viewed more than 875,000 times on YouTube.
The Original Excavation, Oct. 2015:
The Bristle Mammoth Exhibit:

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