Westminster College Students And Professor Uncover Rare Find In South Dakota

Westminster college environmental science students and a professor have found a rare triceratops skull.

Earlier this summer, they embarked on a research excavation in the Badlands of South Dakota.

The skull, measured in at almost seven feet long and weighing a massive three thousand pounds.

The entire trip lasted about 2 months along with the skull the team found 20 other bones believed to be from the same triceratops and 2 turtle shells.

Transporting the find back to Westminster was an intensive process that required thick coats of plaster to be applied to the skull to protect it during transit.

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