La vita di un fossile

On The Rocks

By Damiano Palombi

How to bring back to life a fossil? The video shows the phases that precede the display of a dinosaur in a museum collection (in ollaboration with the Ernesto Bachmann Paleontological Museum of Villa El Chocon, Neuquen, Patagonia Argentina), from the prospecting phase to the final study, passing through transport and the fossil preparation in the laboratory. Often when we read "discovered a new dinosaur" we ignore the work and the time devoted to it: but in paleontology time is never lost!