Recently, we shipped eight crates of objects from our collection to the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). For most of the items, SMM will construct mounts to be used in the new exhibits. But for a few things, like these mammoth bones, SMM will recreate the pieces. The replicas will go into our interactive dig site, where they can be unearthed by visitors, while the originals, which are both delicate and valuable to researchers, will go back into storage at the Museum of the Great Plains. It's very helpful to be able to use modern tools like three-dimensional scanners and printers to recreate 11,000 year-old bones!
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going on at the museum.