A tedious, time-consuming effort to unearth prehistoric life
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Fossils from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and beyond are cleaned and prepared for study at Virginia Tech's Paleontology Prep Lab. "Everything in here is over 200 million years old," says Assistant Professor Michelle Stocker. "Everything that we're digging up is a fossil that no human has ever seen before, in most cases." These fossils not only further our understanding of past life on earth, but they also help us understand the biodiversity that we have today.