Sunday, August 16, 2015
Utah should really be called the Dinosaur State. It has one of the most active paleontology communities in the United States. There are several very active fossil quarries, including several commercial ones open to the public. It also has Dinosaur National Monument on the eastern border of the state with Colorado. I once considered becoming a paleontologist, but moved on to linguistics and ultimately law. That doesn't stop me from having an active interest in geology and other earth sciences. I monitor the geology blogs for both Arizona and Utah. This particular dinosaur skeleton is in the Thanksgiving Point Museum of Ancient Life, one of the best in the entire country in my opinion.