The MCZ is now accepting applications for a Vertebrate Paleontology Technician and Preparator.
The Vertebrate Paleontology Technician and Preparator operates and manages the Paleontology Preparation Laboratory and cares for fossils in the vertebrate paleontology collection. Research priorities of the department are established by the Faculty-Curator, Stephanie Pierce.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) recently hosted a visit by Constance Kite, a fossil preparator in the MCZ in the 1950's, featured in an iconic image with the MCZ Kronosaurus specimen. The specimen was found in Queensland, Australia in the 1930's. The visit was highlighted in Kite's community newspaper, ...Read more about Iconic Kronosaurus photo replicated 60 years later
A new paper in the MCZ journal Breviora describes a new species of tetrapodomorph sarcopterygian, Eusthenopteron jenkinsi. The species is named in honor of the late Dr. Farish A. Jenkins, Jr., beloved faculty member and curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the MCZ, for his central role in the Nunavut Paleontological Expeditions from 1999 to 2008. He was a key contributor to the anatomical research, the...
Curatorial Associate Jessica Cundiff gave a behind the scenes tour of the Invertebrate and Vertebrate Paleontology collections to a lucky group of visiting Harvard Alumni. Jessica showed them notable specimens such as an authentic Kronosaurus skull, inspiration for the model on display in the HMNH