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Triceratops Dig Week 1

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:26 , by David Evans
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Land with water on it

For the past week, a small crew from the Royal Ontario Museum’s palaeontology division has been excavating a Triceratops site on private ranchland in Harding County, South Dakota.

The Monastery of St Moses, Syria: Introduction

Posted: June 17, 2014 - 15:32 , by Robert Mason
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View of the old monastery buildings from the South in 2004, with then Brother Jihad, a member of the monastery.

Robert Mason reports on his years of archaeological fieldwork at the Monastery of St Moses, Syria, in this blog series. 

 

 

Moonbird re-sighting

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 09:13 , by Dave Ireland
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The orange flag on this Red Knot's leg indicates it was banded in Argentina.

Back in 1995 ROM ornithologist Dr. Allan Baker was part of an international team that banded a small shorebird in Argentina, a Red-knot soon to become dubbed Moonbird, with a leg band with the number B95 on it.

ROM Fieldtrip: Red Knot migration at San Antonio Oeste, Argentina

Posted: April 15, 2014 - 12:12 , by Allan Baker
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The landscape in Argentina

A team bands Red Knots to assess their physical condition and survival rate as the birds begin their annual migration.

Mighty Burgess Shale fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park

Posted: February 11, 2014 - 07:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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A new fossil arthropod from Marble Canyon (Kootenay National Park)

Today we are proud to report the extraordinary discovery of a new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.

Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013

Posted: October 7, 2013 - 11:55 , by Mary Burridge
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Brook Silverside - A small silver fish in weedy water

ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

Posted: September 19, 2013 - 11:18 , by Dave Ireland
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400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.

Restoring a Rebel Pharaoh’s Kingdom: In the field with Prof. Barry Kemp

Posted: September 13, 2013 - 16:08 , by Matthew Church
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Man at work at an archaeological site with desert in background.

Laura Ranieri's experience working with Prof. Barry Kemp CBE of Cambridge University and a small archaeology team as they excavated and partially reconstructed Akhenaten's Great Temple of Aten in Egypt. 

Interview: Egyptologist Barry Kemp

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 11:50 , by Matthew Church
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Dr. Kemp at an archaeology site in the desert

Professor Barry Kemp CBE is an esteemed British Egyptologist who has been excavating at Amarna for 35 years. His critically acclaimed book, The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, was released in 2012 and is available online and in bookstores. He spoke at the ROM on September 19, 2013. I was lucky enough to spend two weeks at the site of Amarna in February of 2013. During that time, I had the opportunity to interview Prof. Kemp. The following is an edited version of that conversation. All photos copyright Laura Ranieri, 2013.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.