Thursday, September 07, 2006

 

Museum of the Rockies: Jack Horner knows his dinosaurs (Video)

Jack Horner Museum Rockies Baby Triceratops Horn (Evolution Research: John Latter / Jorolat)Bozeman, Montana (CNN) -- From the time he was a kid digging holes in his backyard, paleontologist John 'Jack' Horner knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.

'I found my first dinosaur bone when I was 6, growing up in Montana. Ever since then I've been interested in dinosaurs,' Horner wrote in his 1993 book 'The Complete T-Rex.'*

As the curator of the Museum of the Rockies for the past 24 years, he has collected an array of dinosaur fossils from many digs in a desolate region known as the Hell Creek Formation in eastern Montana's Badlands. (Video link here: 'Watch as Horner explains Montana's dinosaur connection')

His research has made him a well-known paleontologist, and he's considered a model for the lead character in the blockbuster 'Jurassic Park' films, on which he also was a consultant. [News]
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*Jack Horner's most recent book is "Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky": UK | US

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