Video of Derek and the AAS from way back in 2009.


1) The AAS is not open to the public or available for casual visits, because it is an active scientific excavation and located in a construction area. Educational group visits may be scheduled through the Perot Museum education department.

2) There are a limited number of volunteer slots and currently all positions are filled. For more information or or to get on the waitlist, please contact the Perot Museum volunteer We will post here when new slots open up.

3) In order to volunteer you must be at least 18 years old (sorry no children are allowed), like working outdoors, and are capable of doing minor manual labor. We are looking for people willing to commit the time to be trained in proper field techniques and attend multiple digs. This is not something that you only do once.

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"Living Fossil" is really a misnomer!

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'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing
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Crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and tuatara are animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. But even the most ancient-looking organisms show us that evolution is always at work.

<p><i>Archaeopteryx</i> had a mix of traits seen in non-flying dinosaurs and flying birds, leading to debate on whether it had powered flight. Here, Voeten et al. compare wing bone architecture from <i>Archaeopteryx</i> and both flying and non-flying archosaurs, supporting that <i>Archaeopteryx</i>....
Ever since fossils first attracted the attention of mankind, they have been traded and, with the emergence of this commerce, so fossil fakes have appeared. The number of such fakes and their geogra…
The rich trove of fossils is in an unprotected area of Bears Ears and has been looted before.

All the great places you can see dinosaur fossils in Texas.…/remember-alamosaurus-discov…/

Inspired by the latest fossil findings? Follow the dino trail and see real tracks or go hands-on at one of the state’s many museum exhibits.

Some absolutely great video of possibly one of the best T rex skulls ever found!

Watch fossil preparers chip away at the rock surrounding a T. rex fossil, continuing their excavation.
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We're talking with Bill Simpson, Collections Manager of Fossil Vertebrates a.k.a SUE's bestie, about the de-installation process starting today. #SUEOnTheMove

Very cool perspective from inside an exhibit.

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Museum of Geology, SDSM&T

Ever wonder what it is like INSIDE our exhibits?

An important new dinosaur discovery from Egypt.

When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. Fossils found in Africa from the Late Cretaceous, the time period from 100 to 66 million years ago, are few and far between. That means that the course of dinosaur evolution in Africa has largely remained a myster...
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich report the first description of the geologically oldest fossil securely attributable to the genus Archaeopteryx, and provide a new diagnostic key for differentiating bird-like dinosaurs from their closest relatives.
The duck-size animal found in China had iridescent plumage all over its head and chest.

An interesting seminar on one possible career path in paleontology.

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Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Teachers, introduce your students to a career in fossil preparation! Join us January 18 for a FREE, live online “Smithsonian Science How” text chat with Michelle Pinsdorf about her job preserving fossils for study and display.…/c…/fossil-preparator-michelle-pinsdorf

Do you have access to a 3D printer? Now you can print a copy of a prosauropod skull for your very own.

The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on other dinosaurs all over the world.

This is pretty amazing.

How alligators survive North Carolina's arctic blast via @MailOnline #brumation

Alligators essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach