Where did all the bones go?

Of the 5000 fossils that have been discovered in Carnegie Quarry, only 1500 remain in the quarry wall today. The rest are in collections all over the world, including at the Carnegie Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian.

Map showing both historic and modern Carnegie Quarry bone positioning and which were removed, and which remain in the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument.

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.