||In 2006, a team of
private fossil collectors from N.E. Montana happened upon one of the
greatest discoveries in paleontology history, named the "Paleo-Incident
Project"(PIP). This web site will follow the project from start to
finish. The project is estimated to take between 2-3 years.
The PIP has several goals. The main goal is to prepare the original fossils and create molds from those fossils to record all of the scientific information. A second goal is to involve dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages to participate in the project. Through online interactive media, the PIP will call on everyone to be involved. There will be web cam's to follow the project and chat rooms to talk with the fossil preparators and with the discovery team.
The PIP is just starting! Keep checking back as this site and the project grows.
Discovery Team & Story
& Gift Items
This section will be the hub for the science on the PIP®. As preparation begins and new information becomes available, it will be posted in the sections below.
Though the Paleo-Incident Project is not run by an academic institution, the new information offered from the specimens is very important to the PIP group. The group will invite many paleontologists to contribute to to the project. It is hoped that both scentists and the general public can all learn from this great discovery.
As data is gathered, it will be made available here. This will include standard scientific information and theories.
What happened to these dinosaurs?
One of the great aspects of this quarry, are the questions it poses. The first is, what happened to these animals? The geologic information along with the preparation, will yield better information to help answer that question. The site has been named "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs" a catchy name that inspires the thinking that these dinosaurs might have been fighting before they were buried. The fact that a plant eater and a meat eater are buried together and that teeth similar to the meat eater in the quarry are lodged in the back and neck of the plant eater, make the battle scene possible. However, that is not the only answer. Part of the "Paleo-Incident Project" will be to invite people to submit what they think might have happened to these dinosaurs and what they might have been doing before they died. As new data is collected in the preparation lab, it will be made available online for all to see. People will be able to use this data to help figure the mystery out. It is hoped that this will help expose non-academic dinosaur fans to see how data is collected and used.
12/10/2006 - Art Section added!
PIP® Quarry Map
PIP® Site Geologic Data
|CK-Preparations will be
directing the preparation of the PIP project. Visit them online at
www.ckpreparations.com. If you have any questions for them, you can
email them at email@example.com