Friday, July 15, 2005

Dinosaur Dig Daily Broadcast

The Independent Record / website has posted an article about Discovery Channel creating a new documentary with updates from a Montana dinosaur dig for two weeks this summer.

"What they're trying to do is bring paleontology discoveries to their viewers as they happen," said Jamie Cornish, marketing director of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. "For two weeks solid they'll bring that day's updates to their viewers."

Cornish said the updates will be posted on the channel's Website. The segments will also be aired on the Discovery Channel weekdays at 6 p.m. between July 25 and Aug. 7.

Excavation teams from the Museum of the Rockies will dig at several locations throughout Montana this summer. Crews will continue working the Hell Creek site near Fort Peck as well as the Egg Mountain site near Choteau, which was recently christened the Beatrice Taylor Paleontology Research Site.

The Discovery Channel, however, will focus on a new dig in north-central Montana, where a team of paleontologists will excavate three duck-billed dinosaurs.

"They're approximately 75 million years old," Cornish said. "What's important about that is that it's a period in which we have found very few dinosaurs. It will be interesting to see what those dinosaurs tell us."

More information can be found at the article link above.