The dog-a paleontologist dug up a bone of the ancient rhinoceros
Paleontologist trained my dog to find ancient bones.
9 APR 2019 18:55
British paleontologist Jamie Jordan (Jamie Jordan) taught the basics of the profession and his dog: a four year old Beagle named Kristal (Crystal).
“Hounds are known for their sense of smell; they can detect drugs and weapons. I thought, why not apply these skills in search of antiquities?”, – Jamie Jordan.
He also focused on the experience of the famous British paleontologist of the nineteenth century, Mary Anning, was the first trained her dog to help her in search of fossils. Avoid difficulties with learning crystal: after the animal has linked the presence of treats with things that are underground, she is actively “dig”.
According to Jamie and his colleagues, crystal even have their favorite fossils from the ice age – they probably still have the smell. But with great success, the dog finds and metal objects. “She’s a natural metal detector,” says a paleontologist.
Recently the crystal was found a fragment of a leg of woolly rhinoceros that died and 250 000 years ago. Learn about the woolly rhinoceros and more.