Phaeton Group tracks down, digs up, cleans off, and publishes a new species of dinosaur
New science still takes old-fashioned field work
Dinosaur hunting is one of the classic endeavors of field science. Venturing into wild and rugged territory, field scientists continue to make exciting new discoveries that change and improve our understanding of dinosaurs, and through them the history of life on Earth. In a twenty-first century filled with amazing technological developments, some kinds of discovery still require old-fashioned fieldwork and physical endurance. And there is certainly a distinctive thrill in uncovering the evidence with your own hands, brushing away the earth and bringing to light something that no one has ever seen before. Here you'll find the story of a Phaeton dinosaur hunting mission that took seven team members, our colleagues, and a video crew on a search for an unknown species.