By ANNA KUCHMENT
The Dallas Morning News 

Digging dinosaurs: Perot Museum in Dallas opens Paleo Lab

 

August 30, 2018



DALLAS (AP) — Beneath the open jaws of a crouching dinosaur, Briana Smith pressed her small rotating saw into a plaster cast.

Inside the cast lay pieces of a creature that had roamed Alaska about 70 million years ago.

The Dallas Morning News reports Smith's colleague Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and chief curator of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, found the fossils on one of his many expeditions to the Arctic. He had swaddled them in a cocoon of paper, burlap and plaster to protect them on the 4,000-mile helicopter, plane and tractor-trailer journey to Dallas. Now, Smith was be...



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