August 13th, 2021

To celebrate our upcoming Palaeo-Palooza event, Down to Earth, this #FossilFriday is all about fossil preparation! Fossil preparation is the process of slowing brushing away and scratching the rock off of a fossil and gluing any broken parts of the fossil back together. 

Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai Ischium (hip bone) before preparation.

This process can take anywhere from days to several months because you must be careful not to do any damage to the fossil and a large fossil can take a long time. While it is a task that requires skill and patience the resulting prepared fossil is a beautiful specimen for research or display in museums.

Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai Ischium (hip bone) after preparation. 10cm scale .
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