Tag: paleontology

Cretaceous Cold Case #5: When Evidence Dries Up

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

This is the fifth post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. South Africa, 250 million years ago. The United

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Alison Moyer

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Editor’s note: This post comes from Alison Moyer, a Ph.D. student in paleontology at NC State. The post is part of an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This Is What A Scientist Looks Like site. I’m Alison

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Cretaceous Cold Case #4: Graveyard Shift

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is the fourth post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The graveyard shift in

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Cretaceous Cold Cases #3: Duck(bill) Amuck

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is the third post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. One brisk fall day

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Cretaceous Cold Case #2, Part 1: It’s a Trap?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is part one of the second post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained  using fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Part

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