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How to get Involved with the Field of Palaeontology. (Or something)

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NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 8:37 AM

Now, A fair amount of you on this site, Have always wondered what it'd be like to discover a new Dinosaur, or uncover a fossil...

 

But, Did you know you can do that right now? 

 

At your age.

 

(Or any age)

 

Anything, Is acheivable if you start somewhere.

 

I present a Theoretical Guide for Becomeing a Paleontologist:

 

Find your local dinosaur Museum.

 

Ask about a summer job.

 

Move up from summer job to Part time job.

 

Stay at part time job until you know some of the Museums Paleontoligsts fairly well.

 

Ask if you can go on a dig with them.

 

Ask if you can go on antoher. 

 

Start Routinely And Activley participating in digs.

 

Go to college, Get your degree in that field.

 

Return to your musuem.

 

Go get some Sponsors to fund your dig.

 

Go dig.

 

 

Repeat all steps in a new town. Become ultimate troll.

 

I kid on that last part, But sometimes It is as simple as that. Just like many things in life, You need to know someone who knows what their doing, to get into it. Hence why you need to go on multiple digs. 

 

I know Renknown Paleos. Such as Horner and  Backer Have been in Drumheller for times working on the sites up here. They tend to take what they find back to the states though.

 

Anyways, if you get a Renknown Paleo to suggest you for a dig, Your golden.

 

(I posted this Because It's currently only been me and Dinosteve on the forums for the past two hours... This site is too addictive... "It's like internet cocaine." COming from someone who doesn't do drugs... That kinda sums it up...)

 

 

 

Well... Folks I'm out for today I guess...

 

 

Guess I'll go cook some food or something...
 
 
Sure is lonely...
 
 
I'm gettin' outta here.
 
Peace. 

 

 

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

49 Responses to How to get Involved with the Field of Palaeontology. (Or something)

Lord Vader

LegendMember6270 XPJul-09-2014 8:43 AM

Nice topic Paden. I thought there was schooling and sh!t too though. This way seems easier, and cheaper.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

JP Carnotaur

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 8:43 AM

Thanks Paden. I want to be a paleontologist in the future. I may volunteer at the academy of natural sciences this summer and I think help escavate a Argentinasaurus. 

The giant gate that read Jurassic Park was ruined. The gates where torn off and their where pieces of them all over the ground. Muldoon saw herbivore foot prints maybe Parasaurs or the Trike herd W

Carnosaur

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 8:45 AM

I've already been on a couple digs, dug up some icthyosaur remains. Real cool stuff, i highly reccomend it to all of you

Nature doesn't deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

JRR

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 9:04 AM

ive never as a child wanted to be a paleontologist, even if i wanted to there are no museums here, there are no excavation sites in the state and i bet if they where id die of the heat

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Rex Fan 684

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 9:17 AM

Found a few fossils myself(OK, more than a few) and the feeling of finding something is always a satisfying one.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 10:02 AM

Aw Paden, you always manage to make me laugh with your posts, it would be sad if you did go offline more often.

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 10:03 AM

But this is good advice, thank you for helping me. The question is WHAT career do I want???...

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Carnosaur

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 10:08 AM

Paleobiology and paleobotany are two of the biggest choices out there

Nature doesn't deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

x_paden_x

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 12:21 PM

@Rexfan

 

What'd you dig up?

 

I've only found some Limestone with Shells in it so far. But, I hope to one day go on a Dig with the team in Drumheller. 

 

@Mr.Happy

 

However, If you do wish to become a Full blown, You run your own dig, Right off the bat, And skip a few years and some of these steps. I'd recommend going to A college for it. 

 

Horner, Or Bakker... One of the two, Went to the University of Wyoming, As did a lot of Paleos. 

 

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Lord Vader

LegendMember6270 XPJul-09-2014 12:30 PM

Alright. Sounds interesting either way. Something to look into after high school depending on how I do in my auto classes. 

Jack of all trades. Master of none

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 12:55 PM

My goal is to become a paleoartist rather. Though this HAS some relation to your topic.

I honestly think, it is very possible, and even likely that I get to be a paleoartist in the near future, looking at what happened to other paleoartists, that were just like me at the beginning.

Oh, and thanks to RexFan, I get Jack Horner to give feedback on my art ;)

So yeah. Likely as I said.

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Lord Vader

LegendMember6270 XPJul-09-2014 12:58 PM

That's pretty cool DS.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

x_paden_x

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:15 PM

Really DS?

 

Thee Jack Horner.

 

I've seen your art before, It's rather impressive, I can see why he'd take an Interest in your work. 

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:23 PM

Thanks you Paden.

And I don't know if he is interested or not, but he gave me feedback that helped me become better. This is a good start!

He said he likes my latest 3 paintings, the Deinonychus, Austroraptor and Kronosaurus.

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Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 1:25 PM

What about Tom!?

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:28 PM

Uh, didn't show him. Tom is more fiction, isn't really something I'd show to a paleontologist,... that's kind of rude anyway

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Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 1:29 PM

oH, so sorry dude. Well that is really cool, though I respect Jack and his theories. Sorry If I offended you...

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 1:29 PM

Sorry, sometimes I don't really think before i post...

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:30 PM

Haha, you didn't offend me at all.

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Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 1:30 PM

Sorry anyway.

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

x_paden_x

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:33 PM

If we thought before we posted...

 

There woiuld be a lot more deaths and grammar nazis.

 

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Lord Vader

LegendMember6270 XPJul-09-2014 1:35 PM

Vondem Furher!

Jack of all trades. Master of none

x_paden_x

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:43 PM

Sie sind es falsche Eingabe Deutsch Knospe ...

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Gojira2K

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:43 PM

Great topic. My dream job is a Paleontologist, so thanks.y

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway.

Raptor-401

2KMember3687 XPJul-09-2014 1:44 PM

I have no idea what is going on here...

 

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:45 PM

I'm with you Raptor.

Shall the almighty Banana protect us from the Nazis.

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x_paden_x

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 1:45 PM

Was meinst du mit Raptor, Wir sind aber im Gespräch in der Zunge des Vaters Land.

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Sci-Fi King25

2KMember4297 XPJul-09-2014 2:42 PM

Wow. I never though it was this easy.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

Silver_Falcon

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 2:49 PM

To anyone who can't figure out how to use google translate, Mr. Happy attempted to speak german, then paden called him out on it. Then raptor and dino steve said something about dankey kang and his banana protecting them from the nazis, to which paden replied that raptor is silly, and that he was speaking in the tongue of the father land. 

Here, have a waffle (-'.')-#

DinoSteve93

NoobMember0 XPJul-09-2014 2:53 PM

oh, in that case, the Nazi comment was directed towards MrHappy.

Hope I didn't offense you in any way Paden. I know this can become offensive, so sorry.

Though, the almighty Banana really helps!

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