Fossil Friday – mastodon vertebra revisited

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After a highly successful Science Under the Stars fundraiser, I’ve tried to get back into the lab to catch up on neglected science work. Administrative duties are still conspiring to keep me chained to the phone and computer, but I have made some progress. Continue reading

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Fossil Friday – mammoth tooth

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Tomorrow is the Western Science Center’s annual fundraiser, Science Under the Stars. That has our entire staff, including me, wrapped up in preparations for 500 guests and a massive benefit auction, so Fossil Friday will necessarily be brief. Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mammoth tusk

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I missed last Fossil Friday while I was attending the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Calgary, which included posters on Diamond Valley Lake mastodon tusks and the Valley of the Mastodons Symposium and Exhibit. But I’m now back in Hemet, and ready for some more Fossil Friday posts! Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mastodon vertebrae


Even though the Valley of the Mastodons exhibit is now open, it doesn’t mean that our mastodon work has moved to the backburner. On the contrary, we’re now doing more mastodon work than ever before! Continue reading

Fossil Friday – Aviculopecten

During last week’s Valley of the Mastodons events, museum supporter Doug Shore donated a collection of invertebrate and plant fossils to Western Science Center.  Continue reading

Valley of the Mastodons

VOMLogo2I missed doing a Fossil Friday post last week. But my reason was a good one: that was the opening day for our new exhibit, Valley of the Mastodons! Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mastodon tusks

IMG_5348In three days scientists start arriving in Hemet for the Valley of the Mastodons symposium, and we’re one week from the opening of the associated Valley of the Mastodons exhibit. As a result, I’m a little swamped, and today’s Fossil Friday post will have to be brief. Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mastodon jaw fragment

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As we build up to our new exhibit opening, I’ll continue the Month of Mastodons with a partial lower jaw. Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mastodon partial skull

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Our latest mastodon installment as we approach the “Valley of the Mastodons” exhibit opening 3 weeks from now is “Braces”, a partial mastodon skull from the San Diego Canal. Continue reading

Fossil Friday – mastodon calcaneum

IMG_5289Continuing with our mastodon spree in preparation for next month’s “Valley of the Mastodons” workshop and exhibit, this week for Fossil Friday we have a mastodon calcaneum. Continue reading