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How old are the oldest fossils?
Where did the dinosaurs come from, and where did they go?
Have you eaten a dinosaur recently?    (Or, maybe, Is there a din
osaur in your back yard?)

The answers to these questions and more will be revealed as we take a physician-ledmastodon-fossil-at-nmnh-deep-time-exhibit_credit-smithsonian virtual tour of the newly renovated Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History on May 20. Travel in #DeepTime from the comfort of your home through a virtual guided tour of the Fossil Hall and trace the early origins of life, examine patterns of evolution and extinction, dig through the age of dinosaurs and our ancient, and not-so-ancient, ancestors. Your physician tour guide will be Dr. Stephen Rockower (@DrBonesMD), Bethesda-based Orthopaedic Surgeon and official Docent at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 

Set aside time for an entertaining, insightful discovery of the Fossil Hall, without the traffic, crowds or parking.  This webinar is open to physicians and their families (children 10+ years old)


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Paleontology Recommended Reading

Compiled by Stephen Rockower, MD

Cambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life of North America by John Foster
Gaining Ground – The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods  by Jennifer Clack
When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time  by Michael J. Benton, (Thames & Hudson)
The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
The Sixth Extinction – An Unnatural History  by Elizabeth Kolbert
Skeleton Keys – The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek  (couldn't resist including!)
"The Day The Dinosaurs Died" by Douglas Preston  in The New Yorker