The Topeka Capital-Journal 

KU researchers extract rare T-Rex, fossil treasures


August 3, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas bone hunter Kris Super prowled the base of steep-edged hills in the Hell Creek formation for evidence to solve mysteries millions of years in the making.

Fish-fossil exploration in western Kansas helped develop Super's eye for tiny pieces of bone that had tumbled to the ground when eroded by wind or water. This detective work required quick identification of fragments, or float, among rocky debris. Bone trails might lead up hillsides and, possibly, to the final resting place of a dinosaur. That was the method relied upon as he climbed a steep gra...

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