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Denver Basin Project
Part of the Museum's Web site, this section describes the research project that provided the basis for the Ancient Denvers paintings.

Follow a Fossil
Learn all about fossils in this section of the Museum's Web site.

Castle Rock Fossil Rainforest
Learn more about the Museum's Castle Rock fossil rainforest project by visiting this site maintained by Museum volunteer Steve Wagner.

Geologic Time
Learn more about geologic time at this Web site from the University of California at Berkeley.

A Brief History of Life
Take an interactive journey through the history of life on Earth at this Web site from the PBS program, NOVA.

Timelines - American Museum of Natural History
Includes depictions of several different time periods throughout geologic history.

Return to the Ice Age
Find out what Los Angeles was like during the Ice Age at this Web site from the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Curse of T. rex
Find out about the largest known carnivore in North American history and learn about the plants, animals, and insect that also inhabited T. rex's stomping grounds.

SuperCroc
This Web site from National Geographic features a model of a 110 million-year-old, forty-foot-long crocodile. The model was designed and built by Ancient Denvers' artist Gary Staab

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Ancient Denvers Book

Ancient Denvers book Propel yourself back in time 300 million years to scenes from an ancient Colorado you never imagined. Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range showcases thirteen beautiful, full-color reproductions of landscapes from the distant past, accompanied by compelling descriptions of the flora and fauna that existed in Colorado throughout time. The perfect road guide for anyone wishing to delve into Colorado’s ancient past, this book includes a detailed map pinpointing parks and open-space sites along the Front Range where geologic remnants of these prehistoric scenes can be found today. Discover shallow seas, dense forests, murky swamps, and windswept deserts, all resting beneath your feet, waiting to be brought to light.

ISBN 0-916278-73-5 (paper)
34 pages, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2,, full-color illustrations and photographs.
To order, call the Museum Shop (303-370-6366).

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References

Evanoff, Emmett, Kathryn M. Gregory-Wodzicki, and Kirk R. Johnson, eds. 2001. "Fossil Flora and Stratigraphy of the Florissant Formation, Colorado." Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Series 4. No. 1.

Knowlton, Frank Hall. 1930. The Flora of the Denver and Associated Formations of Colorado. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 155.

Lesquereux, Leo. The Flora of the Dakota Group. U.S. Geological Survey.

Lockley, Martin and Adrian Hunt. 1994. Fossil Footprints of the Dinosaur Ridge Area. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge/University of Colorado at Denver.

Rushforth, Samuel R. 1971. "A Flora from the Dakota Sandstone Formation (Cenomanian) near Westwater, Grand County, Utah." Biological Series. Vol. 14(3).

Schoch, Robert Milton. 1986. "Systematics, Functional Morphology and Macroevolution of the Extinct Mammalian Order Taeniodonta." Bulletin 42. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.

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Site Credits

Science Content
Kirk Johnson, Ph.D., Department Head of Earth Sciences, Curator of Paleontology
Bob Raynolds, Ph.D., Research Associate

Production
Jill Anderson: Graphic design
Beth Ellis, Editing
Tom Fabian: Site management
Kirk Johnson: Writing, photography
Faith Marcovecchio: Writing, editing
Kendra Mingo: Photography
Jack Murphy: Photography
Susan Newton: Editing
Bob Raynolds: Writing, photography
Michon Scott: Programming, graphics, photography
Rick Wicker: Photography

Special thanks for valuable assistance to Kristy Alexander, Rich Barclay, Donna Braginetz, Doug Nichols, Michele Reynolds, and Pamela Wineman.

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