Skulls … Ah, they’re not all bad
June 9, 2011
Every now and then, you come across a sauropod skull so beautiful, it’s almost enough to distract you from the vertebrae that it was attached to. One such is the Giraffatitan brancai skull HMN T1, which you’ve seen here before if you’ve been around for a while.
(I am not kissing the real thing, but a slightly scaled 3d print of a scan made from the original.)
This is one of the many photos from the Berlin visit that was part of the German sauropod working group‘s 2008 conference. That conference, the first they held that was open to people outside of their group, was the best one I have ever been to. This year, they are holding a second conference, and Matt and I plan to be there again. It’ll be in early December; no doubt we’ll report back when we return.