Saturday, February 13, 2021

Very Old Bones

Here's another look at the dinosaur cast we left off with yesterday. 

It is face to face with this one.

Panels go into detail on specimens- in this case about edmontosaurus, a wide ranging duck-billed dinosaur.

This compares herbivore teeth, like the edmontosaurus, to the carnivore teeth of daspletosaurus.

Duck-billed dinosaurs are gathered here as specimens.

Panels examine these kinds of dinosaurs.

For today I leave off with this panel.


  1. I'm sure I knew the names of many kinds of dinosaur when I was a nine-year old but it seems they've been discarded over the years to make way for other (less-interesting) information.

  2. Interesting exhibit of dinosaur bones.

  3. Always the most interesting section of a museum for the children. I wonder if it's the size of them that attracts young children.

  4. My imagination runs wild when I think about these creatures. How big were they! Have you seen the carnivorous dino's tooth ?! Wow! I don't see very well but is the carnivorous mandible on the right, right?

  5. Oh my gosh those old bones here and last post look terrifying enough without flesh William!

  6. The curators could amble over to the Hill. No shortage of dinosaurs there.

  7. @John: it happens.

    @Nancy: I think so.

    @fun60: it would be.

    @Ella: yes, on the right.

    @Grace: they can be.

    @David: that's an understatement.

  8. ...I guess so! My bones feel old too.

  9. gosh, i wish dinos were still around. can you imagine? that would be way cool!! happy weekend! ( ;
    take care.

  10. Reminded me of the guy who crafted a guitar with his grandfather's skeleton.

  11. I'm reminded that Charles Darwin actually said he couldn't understand a god who created insects like the wasps who laid their eggs in other caterpillars which they then would eat from the inside out...or that cats played with mice. I wonder what he thought of dinosaurs!

  12. When I look at dinosaurs , it's hard to think about how long ago it was and how the earth has changed.

  13. @Francisco: thanks!

    @Tom: hah!

    @Beth: only in Jurassic Park.

    @Magiceye: that's weird.

    @Barbara: from what I've seen, Darwin had very little commentary on dinosaurs, but paleontology was just getting started in his day.

    @Red: that's true.

  14. Must be a special experience to stand face to face with a dinosaur.

  15. One of our daughters was in Hawaii at Thanksgiving and took a tour where they filmed some of Jurassic Park. That is about as close as I would ever want to be near a 🦕. Guess that is one encounter I don’t have to worry about.

  16. Gosh some thing awesome about their actually being present, William!

  17. It is so amazing to see these fossils and think of how the earth used to be!

  18. The best dinosaur museum I've ever been to is in Cananda.

  19. Such amazing creatures. I'm glad we can still recreate their lives and environment.

  20. @Susie: I certainly do.

    @Jan: even after millions of years.

    @Janey: that would interest me.

    @Cloudia: that is the case.

    @RedPat: quite different.

    @Sharon: that would have to be the Royal Tyrell Museum out in Alberta.

    @DJan: me too.

  21. What an interesting exhibition. They are so tall.

  22. Kudos to all those who painstakingly put together this display.

  23. What a fascinating display. Tweeted.

  24. I always wonder if all the bones are properly sorted.

  25. ah something older than me ~ LOL ~ intriguing photos of the fossils ~

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. Skeletons are always impressive.

  27. @Bill: yes they are.

    @Revrunner: it's a lot of work.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Joanne: sometimes a bone is missing, hence the need for a copy.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Klara: they are.