Fossils Go Live
December 5, 2022
In December 2021, researchers at the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory Collections got a head start on the holiday season by unwrapping a “mystery fossil” on Facebook Live.
Dozens of people tuned in live to watch fossil preparator Kenneth Bader cut through layers of plaster with an electric saw and utility blades — revealing a probable phytosaur skull surrounded by red dirt. Assisting Bader was volunteer preparator Grace Self. Since its debut, the video has received over 5,000 views on Facebook and close to 300 more on YouTube