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Science Behind the Skeletons: Exhibit by Prof. Darin Croft
The KSL Special Collections Exhibit cases now feature the latest research by Darin Croft, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Case and a Research Assistant at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Darin's research supports his teaching of extinct mammals and the items in the exhibit cases give insight into some of the 30 species of mammals whose skeletons have been reconstructed from South American sites.
See a portion of armor & bone fragments, to intricate color drawings of extinct mammals...it's easy to stop in and browse the three cases to see the science behind the reconstruction of skeletons, and Darin's work from South American sites.
Darin Croft is a 2008-09 Glennan Fellow, now working on research as well as "Exploring the Mammalian Family Tree," a new course that explores the mammalian family tree and helps humans see their place in nature with a new perspective. Also on display in the exhibit cases is the journal cover from his latest article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 28, issue 1 (March 2008), p. 217-230. The journal is accessible to those with authorized Case network or OhioLINK member credentials.
Posted by Karen Oye on December 1, 2008 08:13 PM