Curator's Coffee -- 100+ Years of Dinosaur Discoveries in New Mexico
See some of the specimens featured in the Centennial Exhibit, Dinosaur Century and take a tour of the Museum's three Mesozoic Halls. New Mexico has been a magnet to some of the world's legendary dinosaur hunters, including Barnum Brown and Charles Sternberg. New Mexico dinosaur fossils are in the collections of (or on display at) the nation's largest natural history museums, including the Smithsonian, American Museum and the Field Museum. Since the 1980s, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has taken the lead in digging up, studying and interpreting New Mexico's dinosaurs. The Museum now has three exhibit halls that present a comprehensive understanding of the age of dinosaurs in New Mexico.
Spencer Lucas is Curator of Geology and Paleontology and Chief Scientist at the NMMNH&S. He has worked at the Museum since 1988. A graduate of the University of New Mexico and Yale University, Lucas is a paleontologist who specializes in the use of fossils to determine the ages of geological and biological events in Earth history. He is the author of more than 1000 scientific articles.
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