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Excavation & preparation of “Laura the Kid dinosaur”

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David Wolf of “Two Girls Fossils” and his crew use a small backhoe to construct a primitive road to the “Laura” dig site in the badlands of northwestern Montana (Summer 2004).

 

Jeremy, one of David Wolf’s crew members, uses glue to stabilize one of the bones of “Laura” in the field (Spring 2005).

Field photograph of Laura’s tibia and fibula in place as they were being uncovered in northwestern Montana (Spring 2005).

Field photograph of some of Laura’s fossil ribs in place as they were being uncovered in northwestern Montana (Spring 2005).

The late Dave Brissey (former EIPP Sponsor) uses a dental tool to clean a fossil femur of  “Laura the Kid Dinosaur.”

EIPP President Don Johnson uses an air-powered scribe to remove harder matrix from one Laura’s fossil bones.

Laura’s rib (top) and arm bones show the fracturing of the fossils due to natural processes.

Don Johnson uses high-strength adhesive to reattach sections of one of Laura’s fossil bones.

Eastern Iowa Paleontology Project

“Bringing DINOSAURS to Iowa”

www.paleoproject.org