Monthly Archives: May 2012
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
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
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
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
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
May 24, 2012.
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