Dinosaur 13

Synopsis: When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Todd Douglas Miller
Production: Lionsgate Films
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

and I says,

"Is there more of it?"

She said, "There's a lot more."

So we ran, literally ran

back to the site.

Crawl up on the cliff face,

and I see three

articulated vertebrae,

and from that point on,

I'm absolutely certain

this is going to be

the best thing we ever found

and it's going to be

a complete T. Rex.

He called up and said,

"Neal, I need you to bring

a lot of plaster two-by-fours."

Well, it took me a day

to get everything ready,

and I came up, and I got up

there with all these materials,

and he took me

over to this big cliff,

and he said, "Take a look."

And I looked at it,

and I looked at him.

I said, "Is that T. Rex?"

He said, "Yes,

and I think it's all here."

And we haven't started digging

or haven't moved

anything around yet.

We've just been looking at

it and taking some pictures

and trying to figure out

how to proceed.

There's a real mass

of bones here.

Some are caught up

in concretion,

but most appear to be really

excellently preserved.

And I believe that the

tail's going that way

and the skull is going this way,

but we're just going to

have to dig it up and see.

Collecting fossils

is something that's very timely.

Fossils are discovered because

they're weathering out,

because the forces of nature,

rain, winds, freezing,

thawing, even snowfall,

have an effect on that fossil.

Every day that it's outside

is a day that it's

going to destruction.

We started by picking up

all these thousands

of fragments of bones

and bagging them, labeling them.

Well, the plan of attack

is to protect the

specimen first of all,

and then you go above the

specimen and dig down to it

so that you can get

all the way around it

to remove it from the cliff.

We basically used

these ditch-digging tools,

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