Blind Dating a Dinosaur

A dinosaur femur being sawed by Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum director Otis Kline of Glendive, Montana

A dinosaur femur being sawed by Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum director Otis Kline of Glendive, Montana

Have you ever wondered how old dinosaur bones are? Come hear two scientist speak at the Akron Fossils & Science Center who have carbon dated dinosuar bones and found significant amounts of undecayed carbon-14 remaining!

Can these bones really be millions of years old?

Fossil excavators Joe Taylor and Hugh Miller will speak in our regular Lecture Series on the evening of Monday, April 23rd at 7 o’clock in the evening.

Direct C-14 (carbon dating) of bone collagen and/or other bone fractions of seven dinosaurs from Texas to Alaska has yielded ages ranging from 22,990 ±130 years to 39,230 ± 140 years. The speakers will urge any attending scientists to use C-14 testing on bone collagen samples in other dinosaur and marine reptiles to see if this discovery is a worldwide phenomenon.

Joe Taylor is a paleontologist and fossil museum director from Texas and Hugh Miller is a research chemist from Columbus, Ohio.

Suggested donation of $3 per person or $12 per family. Recommended ages 12-adult. The museum is not open during the day on Monday but will be open at 6:00 pm for the lecture. The exhibits, however, are available to be viewed on your own.

RSVP’s are not mandatory but are appreciated.

RSVP on Facebook or by e-mail.

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