WHAT IF YOU COULD PEER IN­SIDE FOS­SILS IN MINUTE DE­TAIL WITH­OUT DAM­AG­ING EVEN THE MOST DEL­I­CATE?

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wildlife Essay -

Be­cause John and his team can’t ac­tu­ally watch di­nosaurs run­ning around, they in­stead per­form care­ful stud­ies of how form and func­tion are linked in liv­ing an­i­mals. By cre­at­ing 3D com­puter mod­els of di­nosaur skele­tons, and in­spect­ing each lit­tle mark on the bones for signs of soft-tis­sue at­tach­ment, they can as­cer­tain how ex­tinct di­nosaurs were built and what ac­tions they were ca­pa­ble of.

John of­fers an ex­am­ple: “Our work has shown that huge, two-legged di­nosaurs

Jan­uary 2016

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