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527 viewsJanice and Richard Hightower, talking about a few of the places where they've collected fossils worldwide.
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583 viewsRichard and Janice gathered us on their enormous back porch overlooking a beautiful creek to regale us with stories of collecting.
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571 viewsRare fossil baby turtle. Like today, few turtles survive to adulthood.
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565 viewsRichard's style is to carefully carve or brush away the matrix so the specimen is in a natural position in the matrix.
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559 viewsThis reptile's bones arrived in a ball of dirt that had been wrapped in tinfoil. Like a jigsaw puzzle, each bone from the jumble must be isolated, identified, and carefully assembled with special glues.
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536 viewsHuge trilobites.
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536 viewsGreen River fossil formation, Wyoming.
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