Dan Chure

Dan Chure has been the paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument since 1979. Even after all that time, seeing the Wall of Bones never ceases to amaze him. The Digital Quarry Project is his effort to share that wonder with scientists and curious individuals anywhere in the world.

Chure has documented many Dinosaur National Monument events as well as current research on his blog Land of the Dead.

As an open science, open source initiative, all fossil data and many of the records and images on this website are licensed in the public domain. However, not everything has the same license, so please check for license information in the caption or metadata before use. Dinosaur National Monument mural artwork, including the full-color illustrations of dinosaurs and other animals, is owned by the National Park Service and may be used freely for non-commercial purposes with the credit: "NPS Artwork by Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger."

For fossil fans who code or design, there are also a number of ways to be a part of the Digital Quarry Project. To contribute, visit our GitHub project page.