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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    • 4.0, 10 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

RaptorDominator ,

Smithsonian review

Short, but good. These informational videos taught me more about prehistoric life.

WhiteMan10 ,

terible audio

There is a constant cracking and digital static noise that makes this incredibly difficult to even listen to.

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