Fossil Day!

Mary Thompson (Senior Collections Manager), Alex Pacioretty (museum intern), Andrew Haddock (museum intern), and Ashley Ferguson (BLM intern) spent a day with Henry’s Fork Elementary’s 4th grade class in St. Anthony, Idaho.

 

 

 

 

 

The 4th graders …

Dire Wolf Research at IMNH

Dr. Angela Perri, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Lepzig, Germany, was at the IMNH last week. She is studying and sampling DNA from dire wolves from two southeast Idaho fossil sites.

Perri’s research questions …

Giant Bison 3D Scanning

Man using a 3D scanner on a bison skull.

Travis Helm, intern at the IVL, scanning “Humpty Dumpty”

Man using a computer to process 3D scans of bison skulls.

Nicholas Clement, IVL Assistant Manager, processing 3D scan of a bison skull.

The John A. White Paleontological Repository (JAW) at the IMNH holds one of the largest collections of the giant