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Museum Of The Rockies

Top Triceratops

Top Triceratops

This Triceratopcs prorsus fossil came from the top of the Hell Creek Formation. It is displayed at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies.

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Middle Triceratops

Middle Triceratops

This Triceratops fossil came from the middle of the Hell Creek Formation. It is displayed at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies.

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Triceratops evolution

Triceratops evolution

This image shows the evolution of the Triceratops in the Hell Creek Formation of Eastern Montana.

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Montana History Minute: First dinosaur embryos found were in Montana

Montana History Minute: First dinosaur embryos found were in Montana

Museum of the Rockies curator of paleontology Jack Horner talks about the dinosaur embryos found in Montana.

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Montana History Minute: The ancient sea monsters of Montana

Montana History Minute: The ancient sea monsters of Montana

Museum of the Rockies curator of paleontology Jack Horner discusses the sea creatures that inhabited the inland seaway that covered Montana 90 million years ago.

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Montana Prehistory Minute: First dinosaur embryos found were in Montana

Montana Prehistory Minute: First dinosaur embryos found were in Montana

Museum of the Rockies curator of paleontology Jack Horner talks about the dinosaur embryos found in Montana.

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Montana History Minute - Homesteaders harvest sheep power

Montana History Minute - Homesteaders harvest sheep power

Museum of the Rockies history curator Michael Fox discusses a popular device that allowed homesteaders to use sheep on treadmills to power their devices.

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Geckos, homestead celebration highlight summer at Museum of the Rockies

Geckos, homestead celebration highlight summer at Museum of the Rockies

It’s not every day you get the chance to take in dozens of species of live geckos up close, learn how homesteaders cooked more than 100 years ago and check out the history of brewing in Montana in a single stop, but that could be the case this summer at Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies.

May 15, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Montana T. rex

Montana T. rex

A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

April 15, 2014 6:49 am Photos

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Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus rex

Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus rex

Illustrations indicate the location of fossilized bones for a Tyrannosaurus rex at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

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Montana T. rex fossil to move to Smithsonian museum

Montana T. rex fossil to move to Smithsonian museum

As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn’t help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her family had dug up that day, and carefully swaddled in towels and an old sweatshirt, did not want to be moved.

April 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Wankel site

Wankel site

Kathy Wankel and her husband, Tom, immediate right, pose with the Museum of the Rockies field crew, from left, Patrick Leiggi, Jack Horner, Matt Smith and Bob Harmon, with casts of the T. rex arm bones she found that led to the discovery of the Wankel T. rex near Fort Peck Reservoir in Easte…

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Jack Horner

Jack Horner

Jack Horner, who is now regents professor of paleontology at Museum of the Rockies, provides scale for the Tyrannosaurus rex fossil at the excavation site.

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Excavation

Excavation

Graduate student Scott Sampson, foreground, describes skeletal structures of the exposed Wankel T. rex fossils for visitors and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials at the excavation site near Fort Peck in 1990. 

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Bronze replica

Bronze replica

A bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton stands in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman.

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Death throes

Death throes

The Wankel T. rex is prepared for exhibit in its original “death pose” at Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies in 2005. The dinosaur died in a riverbed more than 65 million years ago and was discovered by Kathy Wankel near the Fort Peck Reservoir in 1988.

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Montana T. rex trip to Smithsonian postponed

Montana T. rex trip to Smithsonian postponed

BOZEMAN — A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton unearthed in Montana in 1988 looks like it'll be staying in Big Sky Country a little longer due to the government shutdown.

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Jack Horner: Go ahead and cut into bones to learn dinosaurs' secrets

Jack Horner: Go ahead and cut into bones to learn dinosaurs' secrets

BOZEMAN — Dinosaur expert Jack Horner says it's time to get past the idea that dinosaur bones are so precious that they should never be cut open.

July 22, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Jack Horner

Jack Horner

Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, in Bozeman, Mont., speaks during a presentation on paleohistology, the study of the microscopic structure of fossils, on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the opening day of the second International Symposium on Paleohistology. 

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Jack Horner

Jack Horner

Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, in Bozeman, Mont., speaks during a presentation on paleohistology, the study of the microscopic structure of fossils, on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the opening day of the second International Symposium on Paleohistology. 

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