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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 6 Issue 2, Fall/Winter 1998
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New undertakings at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences puts the spotlight on paleontology. The museum’s collection has grown, including fossils from species native to the region as well as those from around the world. Working with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as opened up the possibility of further collaboration in order to ensure research that highlights native prehistoric species.
Using volunteers to search for prehistoric North Carolina fossils has been a valuable tactic used by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Fossil Lab. Field workers spend hours digging through the mud for small fossil finds, while other volunteers spend time curating the finds in the lab.