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p. 1186. Dinosaur research: observations and techniqueslocked

  • David Norman


In ‘Dinosaur research: observation and techniques’, various lines of investigation are outlined to reinforce the point that it is often better to use numerous approaches if we are to gain a balanced understanding of the natural history and biology of fossil animals. But we are governed by two factors: what we can observe through new discoveries, and the way in which technical innovations can enhance our ability to understand and interpret such discoveries. Approaches considered include the observation of footprints and tracks, earthworks, distorted rocks, dung, and potential dinosaur illnesses. The techniques used to study these areas involve bioengineering, isotope geochemistry, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and modern biotechnology processes.

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