The Hyde Park Mastodon


Learn about the Hyde Park Mastodon, and see pictures.
Research is underway - Discover the science behind the bones
Daily Logs: Find out exactly what goes into digging up a mastodon!
June 2000 Recon Trip ------- August, 2000 Excavation
Matrix Project - Get yourself, your highschool class, or even your Girl Scout troupe, involved in the research.
Adopt-A-Bone - Learn about the bones of the Hyde Park mastodon, and help support its preservation


Above: Jim Sherpa at work at the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology, helping to make scientific molds of the Hyde Park mastodon. It is these molds which will then allow the casting of the mastodon. These casts can then be studied by researchers, instead of studying the bones themselves, which will be mounted at the Museum of the Earth.

Here, Jim is repairing a broken piece of the skull. Any broken portions of the skeleton need to be reconstructed as completely as possible before molding can begin.


Learn about the bones of PRI's Hyde Park mastodon, featured on the Discovery Channel's "Mastodon in Your Backyard: The Ultimate Guide." And don't miss out on you chance to "own a piece" of the Hyde Park Mastodon. Click here for more details.

Right click and "save as..." to get a printable pdf showing the bones of a mastodon (if you have a mac, simply hold the button down until it gives you the option to "save this link as...")

Hyde Park Mastodon
Cornell's Gilbert Mastodon


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