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Chronicles of Paleo Adventures in China

Last month a group of nine students from Montana State University, Dawson Community College and Rocky Mountain College left for China to study dinosaur eggs, and they have been chronicling their experiences on the new blog MSU China Paleontology Expedition. About two weeks into their six-week stay...

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A clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Canada. From Flickr user Traumador.


Last month a group of nine students from Montana State University, Dawson Community College and Rocky Mountain College left for China to study dinosaur eggs, and they have been chronicling their experiences on the new blog MSU China Paleontology Expedition. About two weeks into their six-week stay, most of the posts so far cover "culture shock" (both on the part of the Montana students and the Chinese citizens they encounter), though some of the more recent posts have begun to share the scientific work being undertaken by the team. Among things the students have been studying: the sediment encasing some of the eggs to figure out what kind of environment they were preserved in, and I look forward to reading more updates from the students during the rest of their stay in China.
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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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