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there was a series of abstracts on the Smithsonian's deteriorating
Triceratops at this year's SVP in Denver.
Ralph Chapman is one of the people you'd probably want to ask further.
> I apologize for cluttering the list with this request, but I'm having
> some difficulty trying to find several previous posts on this list.
> Hundreds of posts ago someone mentioned that a museum (the
> Smithsonian--I think?) was taking down one of its dinosaur display
> specimens (Triceratops?) because they found huge structural cracks while
> cleaning the specimen. I believe that the post made mention of the fact
> that the structural cracks were a result of vibrations from the floor
> from where hundreds of people walked through the hall. If the original
> poster, or someone who may know when that was posted or under what
> subject line it was posted under (so I could locate it myself in the
> archive), could contact me off-list I would be greatly appreciative.
> Casey Tucker
> Dept. of Zoology
> Miami University
> Oxford, Ohio
Flying Goat Graphics
(Society of Vertebrate Paleontology member)
- From: Casey <Tuckercj@muohio.edu>