“It may be fairly claimed that vertebrate paleontology has been the most important single factor in the rise and popularization of natural history museums. This is perhaps its greatest contribution to the social, as opposed to the scientific, history of America” (Simpson 1942, 157).


Displaying the Tyrant King

The Epistemological Challenge of Model Whales

History of the AMNH Fossil Halls – Part 1 and Part 2

History of the FMNH Fossil Halls – Part 1 and Part 2

Bully for Camarasaurus – The True Story of How “Brontosaurus” Lost its Head

The Carnegie Quarry Diaspora

The Diplodocus Seen ‘Round the World

See the Elephant

The Great Mammoth of Lincoln

The Artist in His Museum: Peale’s Mastodon

First Full-Sized Dinosaurs: Crystal Palace and Hadrosaurus

Installation Art in the Service of ScienceBarosaurus as Art

Framing Fossil Exhibits – Intro, Walk Through Time, Phylogeny, Habitat Immersion, Environmental Change

Archive by month

4 responses to “Archive

  1. Michael Sisley

    Hi Ben.

    I was thinking that as you’re number of articles are getting too many to count that a new system of locating them may be needed as I get lost looking for them now and then when I some here for some reading.

    My best suggestion are pages like this for each year divided into months and the articles from said month listed in a manner similar too here.

    No pressure or disrespect or anything, only a suggestion too make this easier too navigate as by now I’m sure people come here for reference as pleasure.

    • Ben

      Thanks, that’s a really helpful thought. Turns out it was easy to automatically create an archive by month. Someday I’ll clean up the categories so you can sort that way, too…

      • Michael Sisley

        Thanks Ben and no rush!

        It’s just there are some great articles from way back I like too read but after all that time finding them I’m too burned out too enjoy them, this will bring that joy in.

        I’m sure many others thought so as well, I just had the guts to bring it up!

  2. Michael Sisley

    Oh wow, you did it, well done and thank you!

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