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The Ice Ages Gallery

Royal Tyrrell Museum Ice Ages Gallery exhibits and signage

The Royal Tyrrell Museum opened the Ice Ages Gallery in 1999. A collaboration between curators, technical staff, the exhibits team and others, it tells the story of Alberta from two million years ago to the present—the time called the Pleistocene, when huge mammals roamed, great ice sheets came and went, Read more →

New theories from an old dinosaur graveyard

Yes Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids, Winter 1998/1999—If a group of animals died together, there’s a good chance they lived together, says Philip Currie, dinosaur palaeontologist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Currie is studying a recently re-opened bonebed, located 60 kilometres up the Red Deer River from Read more →

Trex teacher's resource guide

T. rex teacher’s resource guide

In 1998, IMAX Corporation and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology joined forces. IMAX filmed its first fictional IMAX film at the museum—and it was about dinosaurs. Of course. One of the collateral projects that accompanied the film was a teacher’s resource guide. I worked with Sue Mander, from IMAX, Read more →

Ankylosaur armour. Photo by S. Mair.

Ankylosaur summer

Trackways #15, Fall 1998—In the world of palaeontology, ankylosaurs remain one of the Big Mysteries. The enigma stems from a lack of specimens to provide answers. Especially rare are good fossils from Alberta—that is, until this past season, the summer of ankylosaurs. This year, researchers found eight specimens of the Read more →

Alberta's Milk River, by James Bremner

Just a teenage hadrosaur….

Trackways #12, Fall 1997—When Lethbridge writer Shanan Timmers went for walk on the banks of the North Milk River west of Del Bonita, Alberta, earlier this summer, he stumbled across a find important to the world of palaeontology. Jutting out from the overhanging river cutbank, far from where palaeontologists would Read more →

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