Blog: Hunting for fossils in Montana

A team of Yale professors and students from the Departments of Geology and Geophysics and of Anthropology are currently in Montana on a fossil-hunting expedition.

You can follow their progress on their blog.

The Yale Peabody Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Paleontology been sending expeditions like this one to North Dakota and Montana since 2005 to prospect and collect fossils from the end of the “Age of Dinosaurs” and the beginning of the “Age of Mammals.”

This year’s fossil hunters are Professor Eric Sargis, curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum; graduate students Jessamy Doman (anthropology), Stephen Chester (anthropology) and Tyler Lyson (geology and geophysics); undergraduates Greg Mittl ‘12 (molecular biophysics and biochemistry) and Rae Ellen Bichell ‘12 (anthropology); and 2011 graduate Natasha Vitek (geology and geophysics).

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