The Entrada Institute presents Scott Williams from the Burpee Museum and his presentation titled “A Jurassic Journey- the Paleontology of the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry”.
In 2008, the Burpee Museum of Natural History Museum began paleontological field work near the town of Hanksville, UT. Almost immediately, the Burpee team discovered a new sauropod dominated bone bed within the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation. The discovery was named by National Geographic Society as one of the Top Ten Fossil Finds of 2008 and made international news. Scott will detail the ongoing paleontological field work that has been conducted at this extensive quarry over the last five summers.
At the age of 13, Scott began volunteering at the Burpee Museum. After retiring from a career in law enforcement in 2003, he began working at Burpee. Scott has extensive field work experience in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana, Morrison formation of Utah, Permian of Oklahoma, and local Ordovician rocks.