Index of Contributors

The names of contributors are listed alphabetically by last name below, with links to their posts.  I’ve grouped them in broad themes further down.

All of these people have freely given their time and wisdom by email or phone (often both) by answering my questions and helping me better understand their research, museum exhibit, artwork, etc.

I cannot say this enough, so I will repeat it here: THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed their time and their wisdom to this blog!!

 

  1. Agenbroad, Larry: Paleontologist, Mammoth Site, post about the Mammoth Site and his work as a paleontologist
  2. Ao, Hong: Chinese Academy of Sciences, post about Stegodon
  3. Aureliano, Tito: current PhD student at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, post about Sousatitan, new fossil bone found in Sousa, Brazil
  4. Baker, Rosalie F.: Calliope Magazines (now Cricket Media), post about DIG Magazine for kids
  5. Ballard, Holly Woodward: Paleohistologist, Oklahoma State University, post about Maiasaura Life History Project, Part 1 and Part 2
  6. Beaudoin, Steve:  NH State Rep, post about why the NH House voted against the bill to make the mastodon the NH State Fossil
  7. Benefiel, Rebecca: Archaeologist, Washington and Lee University, The Ancient Graffiti Project, Pompeii and Herculaneum
  8. Bennett, Matthew: Ichnologist, Bournemouth University, post about mammoth footprints and other footprints at White Sands National Monument
  9. Bierman, Paul: University of Vermont, post about fossil landscapes in New England
  10. Bond, William: University of Cape Town, post about the origin of African savannas
  11. Bustos, David: Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources, White Sands National Monument, post about mammoth footprints and other footprints at White Sands National Monument
  12. Carlin, Norman: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, post about the legalities of recreating a mammoth 
  13. Chin, Karen: Ichnologist, paleontologist, University of Colorado, Boulder, post about an exhibit she curated featuring fossil tracks and the work of Dr. Martin Lockley
  14. Chinsamy-Turan, Anusuya: Paleontologist, University of Cape Town, post about Sousatitan, new fossil bone found in Sousa, Brazil
  15. Cortés, Dirley: Paleontologist, McGill University; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, post about an enormous crocodylomorph discovered in Columbia
  16. Crowley, Brooke: Biogeochemist, paleontologist, University of Cincinnati, post about mastodon and mammoth teeth, their diet and the regions in which they roamed
  17. Cruzado Caballero, Penélope: CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro – Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología, post about hadrosaurs and her work as a paleontologist
  18. Cunningham-Bryant, Alicia: Temple University, post about the physical AND online exhibit she assisted in curating about ancient Egypt
  19. Davis, Caitlin: then with Archaeological Institute of America, post about her interest in Mayan epigraphy and archaeology
  20. Davis, P. Thom: Bentley University, post about fossil landscapes in New England
  21. Donovan, Michael: fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, post about trace fossils in Patagonia and the implications they reveal about extinction recovery
  22. Esker, Don: Baylor University, post about a new theory of the Columbian mammoths at Waco Mammoth National Monument
  23. Fisher, Daniel: Paleontologist, University of Michigan, post about our interview regarding the Mammoths and Mastodon exhibit from the Field Museum and his work
  24. Flancman, Michael: Alternative Enterprises Co., Ltd., post about PooPooPaper, sustainable paper made from elephant dung
  25. Fowler, Liz Freedman: Paleontologist, Montana State University, post about Maiasaura Life History Project, Part 1 and Part 2
  26. van der Geer, Alexandra: Paleontologist, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and NCB Naturalis, post about Stegodon
  27. Ghilardi, Aline: Paleontologist, ichnologist, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, post about Sousatitan, new fossil bone found in Sousa, Brazil
  28. Green, Jeremy: Paleontologist, (at the time of blog post) Kent State University, post about North American mastodon diet.
  29. Hansen, Hilary: Field Museum, post about the Mammoth & Mastodon exhibit from the Field Museum at the Natural History Museum, London
  30. Herridge, Tori: Paleontologist, Natural History Museum, London, post about the Mammoth & Mastodon exhibit from the Field Museum at the Natural History Museum, London
  31. Hoell, JR:  NH State Rep, post about why the NH House voted against the bill to make the mastodon the NH State Fossil
  32. Jukar, Advait: Paleontologist, Smithsonian Institute, post about his work solving mysteries in South Asian fossil communities.
  33. Kearsarge Regional Elementary School, 4th Grade, Lauren Simpson’s class: post about making a mastodon the NH State Fossil
  34. Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga: Archaeologist, Brandeis University, post about sanitation in ancient Roman archaeology
  35. Kosma, Ralf: Paleontologist, Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig, Germany, post about fossil discoveries in Niger, West Africa.
  36. Kraus, jr., E. James: Museum of Science Boston, post about the fate of the triceratops fossil in that museum
  37. Larramendi, Asier: Artist, scientist, post about his paleoart company, EoFauna
  38. Lawrence, Matthew: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, post about his work as a marine archaeologist
  39. Leger, Ashley: Paleontologist, post about the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit.
  40. Leveillee, Alan: Public Archaeological Laboratory, post about his work and the Archaeology Fair at the Museum of Science, Boston
  41. Lindberg, Kelly: Archaeological Institute of America, post about International Archaeology Day
  42. Lister, Adrian: Paleontologist, Natural History Museum, London, post about the Mammoth & Mastodon exhibit from the Field Museum at the Natural History Museum, London
  43. Manassa, Colleen: Archaeologist, Yale University, Yale Peabody Museum, post about the physical AND online exhibit she curated about ancient Egypt
  44. Martin, Anthony: Ichnologist, geologist, paleontologist, professor at Emory University, post reviewing his 2017 book, “The Evolution Underground,” and a quick interview.
  45. Martin, Jeff: PhD student at TX A&M, post about Persistence Cave, South Dakota
  46. Matiwane, Aviwe: PhD student at Rhodes University, post about her work in paleobotany and on Glossopteris.
  47. McKamey, Sheldon: Museum of the Rockies, post about the Wankel T. Rex
  48. Mol, Dick: Paleontologist, post about finding fossils in the North Sea and his work on proboscideans
  49. Molina, Rubén: Artist, post about his paleoart company, EoFauna
  50. de Moulpied, Debby: Bona Fide Goods, post about Mr. Ellie Pooh, sustainable paper made from elephant dung
  51. Muller, Joe: the Mammoth Site, post about Larry Agenbroad and the Mammoth Site
  52. Mutter, George: Photoarchive3D, post about his presentation of stereophotographs of Egypt
  53. Nash, Kornell: owner of Nash’s Dinosaur Tracks, post about fossil tracks in New England and the Beneski Museum at Amherst College
  54. Orzack, Stephen: Fresh Pond Research Institute, post about Maiasaura Life History Project Part 2
  55. Owen, Pamela R.: Associate Director, Texas Natural Science Center (TNSC), post about events on National Fossil Day that year, the museum and her work in paleontology
  56. Parker, Andrew: Natural History Museum, London, post about determining sexual dimorphism in mastodon fossils
  57. Price, Julie: US Army Corps of Engineers, post about the Wankel T. Rex
  58. Raiselis, Bob: Montshire Museum, post about Ice Age Art Exhibit, artist Bob Shannahan
  59. Reynolds, Sarah: Paleontologist, Bournemouth University, post about mammoth footprints and other footprints at White Sands National Monument
  60. Richard, Sara: Artist, post about her book, Kitty & Dino
  61. Richards, Ron: Paleobiologist, Indiana State Museum, post about fossils found in a cave, post about mastodons and mammoths in Indiana, Part 1 and Part 2
  62. Roderick, Kate: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, post about the museum’s Archaeology Lab Open House Day and Artifact ID Day
  63. Rowland, Liz: Elephant Listening Project, post about the Elephant Listening Project
  64. Sagebiel, Chris: Collection Manager, Vertebrate Paleontology Lab (TX Natural Science Center), post about the museum’s fossils and events that year on National Fossil Day
  65. Santucci, Vince: Paleontologist, National Park Service, post about the origins of National Fossil Day
  66. Saarinen, Juha: Paleontologist, University of Helsinki, post about fossil ungulate communities, their diet and body size in England, Ireland and Germany
  67. Scott, Eric: Vertebrate paleontologist, post about the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit.
  68. Sharpe, Henry: Paleoartist, current high school student, post about his remarkable artwork and his scientific writing.
  69. Siak, Nadine: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Oaha, HI, post about the cemetery
  70. Simpson, Lauren: 4th Grade Teacher, Kearsarge Regional, post about making a mastodon the NH State Fossil
  71. Sloboda, Roger D.: Dartmouth College, post about our interview regarding the possible recreation of mammoths
  72. Springer, Kathleen: Geologist, paleontologist, post about the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit.
  73. Smith, Gregory: Paleontologist, Vanderbilt University, post about North American mastodon diet.
  74. Smith, Greg:  (different from above) NH State Rep, post about why the NH House voted against the bill to make the mastodon the NH State Fossil
  75. Smith, Katy: Paleontologist, Georgia Southern University, post about determining sexual dimorphism in mastodon fossils and post about the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit.
  76. Smith, Thom: 3rd grade teacher, post about the proposal to make a mastodon the NH State Fossil, proposed by his students and himself
  77. Stephens, Hannah: Artist, hannahleestudio.com, post about Stegodon
  78. Stoffel, Eliann: Archaeologist, anthropologist, post about the Kyle Mammoth in Saskatchewan
  79. Sypniewski, Holly: Millsaps College, The Ancient Graffiti Project, Pompeii and Herculaneum
  80. Sytek, John: NH State Rep, post about why the NH House voted against the bill to make the mastodon the NH State Fossil
  81. Tanaka, Gengo: Kumamoto University, post about color vision found in 300 million year old fish fossil
  82. Thomas, Ben: Archaeologist, Archaeological Institute of America, post about International Archaeology Day and post about Mayan Archaeology
  83. Tschopp, Emanuel: Paleontologist, currently working at AMNH, post about fossil discoveries in Niger, West Africa.
  84. Varricchio, David: Paleontologist, Montana State University, post about the Wankel T. Rex
  85. Vlachos, Evangelos: Paleontologist, post about the VI International Conference on Mammoths and Their Relatives
  86. Wald, Karl: Mr. Ellie Pooh Paper, post about sustainable paper made from elephant dung
  87. Wankel, Kathy: discoverer of the Wankel T.Rex, now at the National Museum of Natural History in DC, post about the Wankel T. Rex
  88. Webb, Jennifer: current undergrad at Central Michigan University, using 3D-printed replicas of the Homo naledi fossils to help determine their age
  89. Weikert, Angie: Museum of the Rockies, post about the events held that year on National Fossil Day
  90. Widga, Chris: Paleontologist, ETSU, Center of Excellence in Paleontology, post about the Indiana State Museum exhibit; post about three proboscidean papers he co-authored and post about his experience at the Illinois State Museum and working at a museum in general.
  91. Wiest, Logan: Ichnologist, Baylor University, post about a new theory of the Columbian mammoths at Waco Mammoth National Monument
  92. Witzmann, Florian: Paleontologist, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany, post about fossil discoveries in Niger, West Africa.
  93. Woodward, Holly (also known as Holly Woodward Ballard): Paleohistologist, Oklahoma State University, post about Maiasaura Life History Project, Part 1 and Part 2
  94. Wrigley, Charlotte: post about permafrost, de-extinction, mammoths and Russia.
  95. Wurman, Ilan: then-Law Clerk to Judge Jerry Smith, post about the legalities of recreating a mammoth 
  96. Young, Chris: IL Department of Natural Resources, post about whether the IL State Museum would close (and yes, it did)
  97. Young, Todd: Big Bone Lick State Historic Park, post about an event that combined fossils and ghosts at the park
  98. Zazula, Grant: Yukon Paleontologist, post about Yukon Paleontology, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

 

 

Artists

  1. Larramendi, Assier
  2. Molina, Ruben
  3. Richard, Sara
  4. Sharpe, Henry
  5. Stephens, Hannah

 

Geology

  1. Davis, P. Thom
  2. Bierman, Paul
  3. Springer, Kathleen

 

Paleobotany

  1. Aviwe Matiwane

 

Mammoths/Mastodons/Proboscidea

  1. Agenbroad, Larry
  2. Ao, Hong
  3. Bennett, Matthew
  4. Bustos, David
  5. Crowley, Brooke
  6. Esker, Don
  7. Fisher, Dan
  8. Flancman, Michael
  9. van der Geer, Alexandra
  10. Green, Jeremy
  11. Hansen, Hilary
  12. Herridge, Tori
  13. Jukar, Advait
  14. Larramendi, Assier
  15. Leger, Ashley
  16. Lister, Adrian
  17. Mol, Dick
  18. Molina, Ruben
  19. Muller, Joe
  20. Owen, Pamela R.
  21. Reynolds, Sally
  22. Richards, Ron
  23. Rowland, Liz
  24. Scott, Eric
  25. Sloboda, Roger D.
  26. Smith, Gregory
  27. Smith, Katy
  28. Springer, Kathleen
  29. Stephens, Hannah
  30. Stoffel, Eliann
  31. Wald, Karl
  32. Wiest, Logan
  33. Widga, Chris
  34. Zazula, Grant

 

Dinosaurs/Other Extinct Species

  1. Ballard, Holly Woodward
  2. Chin, Karen
  3. Cortés, Dirley
  4. Cruzado Caballera, Penelope
  5. Fowler, Liz Freedman
  6. Kosma, Ralf
  7. McKamey, Sheldon
  8. Orzack, Stephen
  9. Price, Julie
  10. Richard, Sara
  11. Santucci, Vince
  12. Tschopp, Emanuel
  13. Varricchio, David
  14. Wankel, Kathy
  15. Weikert, Angie
  16. Witzmann, Florian
  17. Woodward, Holly (aka Holly Woodward Ballard)

 

Trace Fossils:

  1. Bennett, Matthew
  2. Bustos, David
  3. Chin, Karen
  4. Donovan, Michael
  5. Esker, Don
  6. Martin, Anthony
  7. Reynolds, Sally
  8. Wiest, Logan

 

Paleoanthropology (the study of fossil hominins–neither archaeology nor paleontology!)

  1. Webb, Jennifer

Ecology, Biopolitics, De-extinction:

  1. Wrigley, Charlotte

Paleontology General

  1. Aureliano, Tito
  2. Bond, William
  3. Chinsamy-Turan, Anusuya
  4. Cortés, Dirley
  5. Donovan, Michael
  6. Ghilardi, Aline
  7. Martin, Jeff
  8. Matiwane, Aviwe
  9. Parker, Andrew
  10. Sagebiel, Chris
  11. Saarinen, Juha
  12. Tanaka, Gengo

 

Archaeology General

  1. Baker, Rosalie F.
  2. Benefiel, Rebecca
  3. Cunningham-Bryant, Alicia
  4. Davis, Caitlin
  5. Koloski-Ostrow, Anne Olga
  6. Lawrence, Matthew
  7. Leveillee, Alan
  8. Lindberg, Kelly
  9. Manassa, Colleen
  10. Mutter, George
  11. Roderick, Kate
  12. Sypniewski, Holly
  13. Thomas, Ben