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University of Alaska Museum of the North announces inosaur discovery along the Yukon River

University of Alaska Museum of the North researchers have found a major new site for dinosaur fossils in Alaska along the Yukon River.

In July 2013, researchers set off in boats for a 500-mile journey down the Tanana and Yukon rivers.

The museum is working with villages and Native corporations along the Yukon River to share information about the discovery with local communities and to coordinate future exploration.

The research team also included Jørn Hurum, from the University of Oslo Natural History Museum, UAMN Earth Sciences Collection Manager Julie Rousseau, and UAF students Meghan Shay, Katherine Anderson, and Meg O’Connor.

The museum’s Head of Production Roger Topp filmed the expedition for a film and exhibit the museum is planning for the summer of 2015.