|Homotherium serum at the TMM, image courtesy Wikimedia Commons Skb8721|
We've begun re-preparation and conservation of some of the holotype material, including the forelimbs from this mount, as well as molding and casting the specimens. We anticipate having a complete composite skeleton available in a few months time.
|Sterling Nesbitt examining casts in progress|
|Left manus before conservation. Covered in chicken wire and dental cement.|
|Same hand after removing the accumulated crud, consolidating and repairing the bone, and correcting the articulation of the phalanges.|
|Elements laid up in clay for molding. RAWR.|
|Head and neck, sans atlas. What's that you ask? Oh, that! Yes, that skull is actually bronze. No, it really doesn't really get much more awesome than that. We made these bronze skulls for the Mammoths and Mastodons traveling exhibit developed by the Field Museum of Natural History.|