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Fossils In Three Dimensions

Go over to the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology’s Online Repository Fossils. The site offers images and interactive 3-D models of fossils that visitors can explore from any angle. From ancient snail shells to giant mastodon skeletons, UM’s 3-D tool lets a person investigate every nook and cranny. 

The team behind the site promise to present more fossils of extinct species soon.

The gif above is a 3-D rendering of the Buesching mastodon, a 33-year-old male that died 12,000 years ago of wounds he sustained in combat with another male. The skeleton was found in northern Indiana. Courtesy University of Michigan.

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