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Important Evidence Saved!!

Fossil bones are usually broken in many pieces, so you have to be very careful about how you take them from the ground or you can lose unique evidence forever. This process is like healing a broken bone. You need to use plaster and bandages to keep the bones fixed within the rock. When the plaster gets hard, you should cut the whole block, with rock and bones inside, and carry the block to the lab for reconstruction. You will need to make dozens of blocks with different parts of the skeleton inside.

After all of the blocks are taken out of the ground, they are put on an airplane and flown to a museum. There, other paleontologists will carefully remove the bones from the blocks and start to put the dinosaur skeleton puzzle together.

Go to the museum!

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