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Image Gallery: Dinosaur Skeletons Hidden in Rock

The badlands

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(Image credit: Charles H. Sternberg/Canadian Museum of Nature)

The Alberta badlands, where the Sternberg Canadian fossil-hunter family did much of their field work. The Sternbergs collected the fossils used in "Dino Idol."

Shipping it east

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(Image credit: Charles H. Sternberg/Canadian Museum of Nature)

Plaster field jackets were shipped east to the museum by train, packaged inside of crates. The Sternbergs collected the fossils used in "Dino Idol."

Riding on the river

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(Image credit: Charles H. Sternberg/Canadian Museum of Nature)

The Sternberg family of fossil hunters often used a scow, or flat-bottomed boat, to travel on Alberta's Red Deer River during their field sessions. The Sternbergs collected the fossils used in "Dino Idol."

Start them young

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(Image credit: Charles H. Sternberg/Canadian Museum of Nature)

Levi Sternberg, the youngest of the Canadian fossil-hunting family, working on a field jacket. The Sternbergs collected the fossils used in "Dino Idol."