Monthly Archives: May 2012

Building on a solid base of data regarding eggshell thickness

The 2010 and 2011 research teams have both built a solid base of data for eggshell thickness throughout the egg. Our project aim is to build a framework for analyzing this data and organizing it in a way to compare … Continue reading

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Using taphonomy to further understand clutch arrangement

                          Before we get started we’re going to explain to you some basic terms pertinent to our research project: Taphonomy: Essentially, the processes that affect an organism, eggshell, … Continue reading

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Understanding incomplete eggs

  As a group, we decided to look at the occurrence of incomplete eggs, and try to create a criteria to differentiate between hatching/ predation and normal weathering processes. Previous groups in 2010 and 2011 looked at all openings indiscriminately … Continue reading

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An egg by any other name…

Imagine a typical day 100 million years ago in Zhejiang Province, southeastern China.  Bulky, long-necked, herbivorous sauropods set a deliberate pace across the landscape in the shadow of an ancient chain of volcanoes.  Bizarre beaked and feathered therizinosaurs rest in … Continue reading

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Here’s what we do in the deep, dark recesses of the museum

May 30, 2012  Let’s face it, if we posted everyday about our research the posts would be one line – “We measured ‘x’ amount of eggs today.” But fear not, general public, we are going to catch you up on … Continue reading

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Eying eggs

May 24, 2012.

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Vast collection of dinosaur eggs calls for browsing, brainstorming

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  During our first day of working at the museum, our team explored the vast collection of Chinese dinosaur eggs in the basement of the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in Hangzhou, China. The first few hours … Continue reading

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