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  • Image of the road to fossils leads through the stunning Avenue of Baobabs, giant iconic trees that are reminders of Madagascarís once widespread forests.

    The road to fossils leads through the stunning Avenue of Baobabs, giant iconic trees that are reminders of Madagascarís once widespread forests.

  • Image of Dr. Joe Sertich, curator of vertebrate paleontology, purchasing supplies for the field from a vendor at the local market.

    Dr. Joe Sertich, curator of vertebrate paleontology, purchasing supplies for the field from a vendor at the local market.

  • Image of Plaster of paris, key to collecting fossils, is processed and then transported hundreds of miles to the field using trucks, cattle-driven carts, and manpower.

    Plaster of paris, key to collecting fossils, is processed and then transported hundreds of miles to the field using trucks, cattle-driven carts, and manpower.

  • Image of An early morning view across the Manambolo River, just north of the teamís field site.

    An early morning view across the Manambolo River, just north of the teamís field site.

  • Image of Museum curators Ian Miller and Joe Sertich above Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a stunning geological wonder filled with lemurs, chameleons, and birds.

    Museum curators Ian Miller and Joe Sertich above Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a stunning geological wonder filled with lemurs, chameleons, and birds.

  • Image of Dr. Ian Miller, curator of paleontology, climbing one of many trails through the limestone spires of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

    Dr. Ian Miller, curator of paleontology, climbing one of many trails through the limestone spires of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

  • Image of The field crew completes a round of plastering and encasing huge sauropod dinosaur bones in protective jackets for transport

    The field crew completes a round of plastering and encasing huge sauropod dinosaur bones in protective jackets for transport.

  • Image of A local guide with a 100-million-year-old fossil ammonite, found alongside dinosaur bones  indicating that the rocks were deposited just offshore

    A local guide with a 100-million-year-old fossil ammonite, found alongside dinosaur bones indicating that the rocks were deposited just offshore.

  • Image of Dinosaur bones encased in plaster jackets await transport back to the capital city of Antananarivo.

    Dinosaur bones encased in plaster jackets await transport back to the capital city of Antananarivo.

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