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The Fossil Lab

There was a Fossil Lab at the museum where technicians were working on ancient bones. Most of them had written out signboards explaining what they were doing (in this case, looking at 4-million-year-old whale bones from Oregon), and this man also posted a note saying that what we saw on the monitor was what he was seeing through the microscope.


The “dinosaur exhibit” -- as everybody calls it, although it’s much more than that -- in the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is fascinating.

Best to view in "Original" because other versions resized by Pbase are decidedly unsharp.

‘Irish Elk,” on display since 1872, posted earlier:

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victorswan04-Dec-2019 21:33
fantastically portrayed this scientist is researching his microscope, a top job I love BV
Julie Oldfield04-Dec-2019 01:21
Very interesting and important work they are doing. Well captured. V
hayl03-Dec-2019 12:34
What a great addition to the museum to show the artifacts being in present day research.
joseantonio03-Dec-2019 05:14
Interesting image. Produces a nice effect.V.
Charlene Ambrose03-Dec-2019 04:22
That must be fascinating to see!
Gill Kopy03-Dec-2019 01:58
Wow - what a cool thing to have on display in the museum !!
Jim Coffman02-Dec-2019 22:03
Great image.. That would be very interesting work!
Martin Lamoon02-Dec-2019 21:17
Good to see the technicians in action.
Nick Paoni02-Dec-2019 21:03
This is so neat. A real life Mr. Wizard.