Garden Park Fossil Area

Dino-mite

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Recently, this Allosaurus tooth was found in the Garden Park Fossil Area. Andrew Smith, paleontologist with the Bureau of Land Management, excavated and prepared the tooth. It is an anterior tooth, located in the front of the mouth. Allosaurus teeth are serrated which would have been helpful in gripping and ripping meat. Similar to sharks, […]

Garden Park Fossil Area

Make No Bones About It

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Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh were the leading paleontologists of the late 19th century. However, instead of working together, they were locked in a bitter rivalry for years. They raced to collect and identify more species than the other and were highly critical of one another’s work. This rivalry was eventually coined the […]

Garden Park Fossil Area

Tony's Tree

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By LeeAnn Widick In 1998 a young boy named Tony Moreno went on a field trip with his classmates. He came to Cañon City for a tour of the Dinosaur Depot (formerly at 330 Royal Gorge Blvd.) and the Garden Park paleontology area. While he and his classmates were on their tour, he started kicking […]

Fremont County

Fun With Fossils

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If you’re a fan of dinosaurs, now is your chance to see a real fossil being prepped! Currently Andrew Smith, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist, is here in the museum working on a fossil recently found in the Garden Park area. So stop by the museum this week during our open hours Wednesday – […]

Fremont County

Happy Birthday Prof. Kessler!

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Hundreds of visitors have, and will continue, to stroll past the stegosaurus fossil in the Prehistoric Journey exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The question is, how many of them know who found it? Or even that it was found only a few hours’ drive from where they stand in the museum? […]