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Feb 20/21: Dino Symposium At University of Wyoming - Horner/Bakker To Speak

If you're going to be in Laramie, Wyoming, those days, stop in - symposium is free (small charge for lunch).


2006 American Heritage Center Symposium: "Railroads and Dinosaurs in the American West"
February 20, 2006
Session III - Fossil Expeditions Along the Track, 1:15 to 2:30
Location: American Heritage Center

* Como Bluff, Wyoming, 1868-1877: An Initial Glimpse of One of the Worlds Premier Dinosaur Sites, by Brent Breithaupt, University of Wyoming
* O.C. Marsh and the Yale Scientific Expedition of 1871, by Mary Faith Pankin, George Washington University
* Edward Drinker Copes Fossil Expeditions Along the Route of the UPRR in Wyoming, by Jane P. Davidson, University of Nevada, Reno

Keynote Speaker-- 3:00 to 4:00
Location: S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216

* "What Dinosaur Skull Growth Says About Dinosaur Behavior," Dr. Jack Horner, Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University,

Reception at University of Wyoming Geology Museum (4:00-5:00 pm)
February 21, 2006
Session I - Excavation by Rail, 9:00 to 10:15
Location: American Heritage Center

* Fossil Fields Expedition of 1899: A Joint University of Wyoming/Union Pacific Railroad Excursion, by Elizabeth H. Southwell, University of Wyoming
* Names to Conjure With Correspondence between the Union Pacific Railroad and the Carnegie Museum Regarding Free Transportation of Dionsaur Collectors and Specimens, by Bernadette G. Callery, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Library
* Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegies Dinosaur, by Tom Rea, Casper, Wyoming
Keynote Speaker 1:00-2:00
Location: Family Room, Student Union

* Return to Jurassic Park: The Second Wyoming Dino-Rush," by Dr. Robert T. Bakker, Director, Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison, Colorado