Triceratops in the badlands

In June of 2019, we discovered and excavated a partial Triceratops skull in the Hell Creek Formation of southwestern North Dakota. The skull, named Alice, was found inverted with the base of its left horn partially exposed above the ground. 

Over the course of a week of diligent excavation, Alice was meticulously stabilized with glue, plastered up and removed from a location she called home for over 65 million years.

In the coming months Fossil Excavators will begin the process of preparing the skull for display and research. This page will be updated as we progress towards bringing Alice to public exhibition.


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