8 episodes

Curators Matthew Carrano and Gene Hunt at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History lead a tour of the museum’s famous paleontology halls. This podcast describes the halls as you’ve never seen them – through the eyes of the scientists who find and study fossils firsthand. “Forensic Paleontology” is a seven-stop exploration, plus an introduction, on how scientists learn about how ancient animals lived, died, and became fossils. Every stop includes a photo of each specimen and a map of its location, so you can follow the tour in the order it was created, or mix-and-match to your tastes.

Let us know how you liked the tour – or send us suggestions for more – on twitter at @NMNH.

Forensic Paleontology: PaleoCast Tour Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

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Curators Matthew Carrano and Gene Hunt at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History lead a tour of the museum’s famous paleontology halls. This podcast describes the halls as you’ve never seen them – through the eyes of the scientists who find and study fossils firsthand. “Forensic Paleontology” is a seven-stop exploration, plus an introduction, on how scientists learn about how ancient animals lived, died, and became fossils. Every stop includes a photo of each specimen and a map of its location, so you can follow the tour in the order it was created, or mix-and-match to your tastes.

Let us know how you liked the tour – or send us suggestions for more – on twitter at @NMNH.

    Introduction to Forensic Palentology

    Introduction to Forensic Palentology

    • 55 sec
    The "Roadkill" Stegosaurus

    The "Roadkill" Stegosaurus

    • 2 min
    Drilling for Clams

    Drilling for Clams

    • 1 min
    Strobodon's Last Meal

    Strobodon's Last Meal

    • 2 min
    The Devil's Corkscrew

    The Devil's Corkscrew

    • 1 min
    Stump Reptiles - death traps or "home sweet home"?

    Stump Reptiles - death traps or "home sweet home"?

    • 1 min

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