Adventures in Anthropology field trip to Ghost Ranch organized by Leslie Cohen.
2 Dr. Alan H. Turner, assistant professor in the department of anatomical sciences at Stony Brook University and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, shows a young student from Albuquerque a Triassic dinosaur vertebrate he recently uncovered.
3 Dr .Michelle Stocker, vertebrate paleontologist from the University of Texas at Austin. She describes the area she is excavating.
4 The New Mexico state fossil Coelophysis, pronounced “See-low-FY-sis.
5 Dr. Sterling J. Nesbitt describes two dinosaurs found at Hayden Quarry site that have forced rethinking of early dinosaur evolution. The discovery of Tawa hallae a 6-13 foot long dinosaur with enough teeth to make life very uncomfortable if bitten. The following link is to a NSF video of Nesbitt discussing Tawa. Pronounced TAH-wah http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_videos.jsp?cntn_id=116038&media_id=66040&org=NSF
6 The New Mexico state fossil Coelophysis, pronounced “See-low-FY-sis.
7 Artists rendition of the dinosaur, Tawa. In 2009 a team of scientists led by Dr. Sterling J. Nesbitt unearthed one of the earliest known relatives of Tyrannosaurus Rex in the U.S. The two-legged predator Tawa hallae, was found on the Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Scientists say it has shed new light on early dinosaur evolution. Feather like features cover Tawa which was named after the Hopi word for the Puebloan Sun God, and hallae honours Ruth Hall, founder of the Ghost Ranch Museum of Paleontology. Tawa lived 213 million years ago, while its most famous descendant the T. Rex did not appear until 68 million years ago.
8 A specimen from the Hayden Quarry with it's jacket removed. Dozens of dinosaur bones are shown.
9 AiA members Marie Garcia Shaffner, Alice and Richard Bernal and Dennis Cox. In the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology.
10 A jacketed specimen of a dinasaur bone almost ready for removal.
11 Removing material from the second Hayden Quarry.
12 Tom Campbell AiA member.
13 Jim and Linda Wolcott AiA members.
14 AiA members observe excavations of dinosaur bones at the Ghost Ranch Hayden Quarry. Discovered by a hiker in 2006, the Hayden Quarry has become one of the most important paleontology sites in the world.
15 AiA members observe excavations of dinosaur bones at the Ghost Ranch Hayden Quarry. Discovered by a hiker in 2006, the Hayden Quarry has become one of the most important paleontology sites in the world.
16 Marie Garcia Shaffner viewing the excavation.
17 AIA Luncheon at the Inn at Abiquiu. L - R Leslie Cohen, Kathryn Linn, Destyne, Ann Cox, Dennis Cox, Linda and Jim Wolcott, Kym Campbell, Tom Campbell, Alice and Richard Bernal, Marie Garcia Shaffner and Jim Shaffner