Tuesday, November 14, 2006

November 14, 2006

Again, one of the highlights of this summer's field season was the removal of the "Dodson Block", a 3,500 pound block containing a Diplodocus dorsal series. Here are some photos of the process...


3,500-lb Dodson block is attached to the front-end loader.

Dodson block is moved approximately 3oo meters, uphill.

Carefully moving the block into place.

1,623 miles later at Union Terminal.

The block on its protective support pedestals of 4x4 lumber.

Offloading at Geier Research and Collections Center.

Temporary resting place in Paleontology storage facility.

1 Comments:

Anonymous museum dir said...

Interesting article, you make some interesting points. I learn more about Dinosaur Skeleton.

museum directory

Jun 28, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

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