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Smithsonian Highlights Dinosaurs From its Backyard

Late last year, Maryland's Prince George's County got a new dinosaur park—a Cretaceous-age site which will continue to fuel the work of scientists and educate the public about the prehistory of the state. To help celebrate the establishment of this park, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural...

A restoration of Astrodon, a sauropod dinosaur which lived in prehistoric Maryland. From Wikipedia.


Late last year, Maryland's Prince George's County got a new dinosaur park—a Cretaceous-age site which will continue to fuel the work of scientists and educate the public about the prehistory of the state. To help celebrate the establishment of this park, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has just opened the exhibit "Dinosaurs in Our Backyard," which highlights a few of the fossils from the park and the role amateur collectors can play in helping professional paleontologists better understand the life of the past. The exhibit case can be seen in the first floor fossil halls.
About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

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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