Hyde Park Mastodon
The Hyde Park Mastodon
Learn about the Hyde Park Mastodon!
Look at the Hyde Park Mastodon Fact Sheet, and see pictures of the Mastodon
Matrix Project - Get yourself, your highschool class, or even your Girl Scout troupe, involved in the research.
Adopt-A-Bone - Learn about the bones of the Hyde Park mastodon, and help support its preservation
Above: Jim Sherpa at work at the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology, helping to make scientific molds of the Hyde Park mastodon. It is these molds which will then allow the casting of the mastodon. These casts can then be studied by researchers, instead of studying the bones themselves, which will be mounted at the Museum of the Earth.
Here, Jim is repairing a broken piece of the skull. Any broken portions of the skeleton need to be reconstructed as completely as possible before molding can begin.